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None of the gears will engage

Was driving my 1987 Ford ranger pickup when it acted like it slipped out of gear and then it wouldn't go anywhere, backward or forward. it has an automatic transmission. I can move the gear shift thru all the gears but the truck won't move. Checked the fluid level and it is fine. also checked the shift rod and passing gear cable and both are ok.

what could the problem be?

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  • judeckim Jun 16, 2009

    yes, the car will roll checked fluid when engine was running and it is full

  • judeckim Jun 16, 2009

    thanks so much for the info

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    warlock61 May 11, 2010

    sounds like you might have broken a band inside the trans

  • Lanemeier May 11, 2010

    will the car roll? also make sure that the engine is on when you check the fluid lvl. when the car is off the torque converter will drain half the fluid out. making it seem like there is more fluid than needed.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    transmission feels like its slipping. barely moves forward or backwards. whats wrong ?

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It sounds like something broke inside the transmission

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