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Old 12-15-2010, 08:53 AM
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so yesterdayi went to work on the way just before parking it i went through approx 3 feet of snow drove a mile n parked her ... worked for 8 hours then went to leave started it drove 50 feet stopped went for a wiz.. got back in drove about 200 feet down the road i have an auto tranny it enganged first didnt engage second just revved i stopped tried to go and it just revved so i put it in park waited a min tried again nothing then tried with 4x4 nothing she would move about an inch then rev. i called caa turned the truck off and turned it back on tried nothing waited 15-20 min just as i was ordering the tow truck i tried it and she worked the tranny engaged and i drove home .. wut is wrong with my poor ranger this morning she worked fine i park her in a heated garage and yesterday was like -15-20 cel or 5-(-4) F when i was at work n she was outside i also have almost 200 000km or 120 000 miles lol
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:18 AM
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kk so i drove it a f load yesterday it was fine my mec told me it could be my oil is finished and too much viscocity build up if i change it it might bust my stepfather said the lever under my car was froze my old change place said it was cold maybe the fluid wasnt flowing properly also my new prob of the day front axel seal leaking n she shakes and everywhere i bring it to says its fine am i just crazy????
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:31 AM
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Try to drop the pan and change the filter, clean the bottom of the pan, reassemble and refill with fluid. I have done this to every single used car I have ever bought. Check fluid level while the engine is running. DO NOT OVERFILL. Could be that you're low on transmission fluid also.

Some have recommended Lucas trans fix. I had a problem with a TH350 slipping when cold a long time ago, trans filter change and added lucas, problem didn't reoccur. Suspect it was a dirty filter based on the crap in the bottom of the pan, but hard to tell when you do two things at once. Sold the car later on tho, so I don't know it fate, but did last at least a year after the fact. If it's broke, it's broke tho. Best would be to have a prof shop diagnose.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:44 AM
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If your '07 has a dipstick for the Auto Tranny -- take a good look at the color, condition, and level of your ATF. (I'm not sure if the '07 is one of the 'no service' trannies or not) Remember, check it warm and in park...

If you're not overfilled, stop in at your local parts place and get a pint of the Seafoam product "TransTune" and add about 1/2 the can to your tranny, and take at little ride (~15 minutes) to assure that it gets fully mixed into your warmed tranny fluid. Plan to service your tranny fluid sometime in 2011 & dump the other half-bottle of TransTune in before your service (at least a filter change)... I won't ask how old your tranny filter is

Sounds like you may be past-due for a tranny fluid change. The Seafoam TransTune will help to dry-out some of the moisture that's building viscosity in there as well as kinda "clean things - up" a bit --
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:36 AM
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arnt you supposed to check it while in neutral?
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:21 AM
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arnt you supposed to check it while in neutral?
Not according to the manufacturer...

... when in doubt, read the owner's manual or the dipstick itself.

From the 2007 owner's manual:
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1. Drive the vehicle 20 miles (30 km) to reach normal operating temperatures.
2. If driven in hot weather, city traffic, pulling a trailer, allow transmission to cool for 30 minutes before checking.
3. Engage parking brake, start engine.
4. Put your foot on the brake pedal and move the gearshift lever slowly through all of the gear ranges.
5. Shift to P (Park) and leave the engine running.
6. Remove the dipstick, wipe clean with a dry lint free rag.
7. Install and fully seat the dipstick into the filler tube.
8. Remove the dipstick and inspect the fluid level. Level should be in the cross-hatched area.
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:42 AM
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hmm i was always told neutral, i guess you learn something new everyday
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:32 PM
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hmm i was always told neutral, i guess you learn something new everyday
where did you hear this? ive never heard of checking it in neutral. ive always heard park. not saying your wrong i have just never heard of that.

i dont know if ford trannys do this but in older mopar autos the pump only pumped fluid to the torque converter when in neutral. which would give you a false reading on the dipstick if in neutral. i dont know if ford is like this also.
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