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Ford ranger trany

My 89 ranger 4 wheel drive in slipping in first gear. i was told there is an adjustment on the trany to tighten the bands. i saw two niple like bolts on the driver side of the trany. i need to know witch one to turn and how much to turn them. iv had trany trouble for a while. please help. and thanks for the advice on the Jeep

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  • ty3_14159391 Mar 08, 2009

    when i take off from a stoped posion i have to take off slow so it wont slip. the other gears seem to be pretty tight. the trany was rebuilt befor i got it. the pearson i got it from payed 1400.00 when it broke dawn out of state. it hasnt worked rite since. i have to put it in drive till i reach 55 mph. then while its tacing 3 grand put it in over drive and let off the gas. it takes a minut to kick in, and sometimes i have to try many times befor it does.

  • ty3_14159391 Mar 10, 2009

    yea, theres 2 gears in over drive.



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Yes you can adjust the bands, but not for 1st gear. Of the two bolts you see, the front one is for 4th gear and the rear one is for 2nd. Is first gear the only problem you have? Does 1st gear work fine if you use manual 1st?

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    Clint Smock Mar 09, 2009

    Does it slip in 1st if you use manual 1st? Since I don't know what gear ratio your truck has, when you try to get it to shift at 3,000 and 55, you are trying for 4th right?

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    Clint Smock Mar 10, 2009

    Is the yea for it does slip in manual 1st. If yes then you have a defective forward clutch if no then you have a bad low one way clutch. So in overdrive it starts off in 1, shifts to 2nd and then won't catch 3rd? Does Reverse work O.K.? Rev and 3rd share a clutch. (High Rev Clutch)



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