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My 99 ranger is slow to go into reverse on a automatic

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My 99 ranger is...

My 99 ranger is slow to go into reverse on a automatic transmission

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it the original transmission?

175000 yes fluid is changed regularly all other gears work great

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ranger yourself? What have you tried so far?

So far yes I am. Everyone tells me its a solenoid you give it gas and it slowly engage itself

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That's it now I no why I retired as a frame engineer at tower automotive

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Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 11 months ago
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Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 11 months ago

does it do this when the engine is hot or cold?

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Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 11 months ago

what engine do you have?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Hot only when it cools down it takes off
Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 11 months ago

what engine?2 or*****

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
4.0 2 wheel with overdrive
Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 11 months ago

ok,,this doesnt sound good at all..

you have replaced the transmission filter lately?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
just serviced myself yesterday.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Once reverse is engaged it work's great. But takes 2 or 3 minutes to engage
Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 11 months ago

ok

but always works cold?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I can put in garage next morning in may hesitate a little but it takes off ok.
Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 11 months ago

ok..your problem is internal..i would think the low/revers band/clutches are bad.or has a bad internal piston seal..

it works a little better when cold because the fluid is thicker

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Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 11 months ago

the transmission will need to be rebuilt or replaced to fix this problem....sorry

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Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 11 months ago

i dont see an easy fix for this one

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thats what I thought cheaper then a new truck . Thanks for your help
Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 11 months ago

i would think eventually you will completely loose reverse

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Transmission Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 11 months ago

you are very welcome

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