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Old 09-05-2016, 07:28 AM
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Default 2002 ford ranger only has first gear

I have a 2002 Ford ranger 4.0l 4x4 automatic trans and I was driving it through some trails and I got high centered. I figured all was good but then I realized i had no reverse, then I got pulled out and when I went leave I only had first gear I drove all day with no slipping or shifting problems until I got stuck and now I only have first gear and a flashing o/d off light

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Old 09-05-2016, 08:09 AM
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Flashing o/d light means you should have a transmission dtc set. I would scan the computer for codes and go from there.
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Old 09-05-2016, 12:36 PM
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Default Re: 2002 ford ranger only has first gear

I got a p0733 and p0734

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Old 09-05-2016, 05:58 PM
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Anyone else have any idea it wants to shift from first to second and when it hits third it goes into limp mode and leaves me with only first gear not even reverse

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Old 09-05-2016, 06:12 PM
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You should have a 5r55e transmission. When the truck goes to 3rd which engages the intermediate band. This band may be need to be adjusted.

Here are the instructions. Failure to follow them to the T can cause more issues than you have now, so if you lack confidence take it to a transmission shop.

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...-chart.158160/

Also, when was the last fluid change?

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Also, did you check fluid level?
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Old 09-05-2016, 06:19 PM
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The codes I got were for gears 3&4 but fluid hasn't been changed in a good while. but had never been ran low and is still not low

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Old 09-05-2016, 06:32 PM
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Yeah but the issue starts with shifting to 3rd so that's where you start. If you can't even get into third, I wouldn't be looking at the 4th gear code yet.
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Old 09-05-2016, 06:46 PM
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I just wasn't sure if they were somehow interlinked like I know Chevy's use two bands for 4 gears

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Old 09-06-2016, 03:26 PM
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These transmissions have 3 bands. An overdrive band and an intermediate band, and a reverse band. The first two are adjustable but the reverse is not.

Are you saying that when your shift lever is engaged in "D" you have first and second or when you manually shift the lever into *1* and *2* then it "works"

Generally when you lose reverse and drive it's game over. Transmission is cooked. Especially when you're wheeling, that's how mine went out, and that's how the trans on my ex girlfriends exploder went out.
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:34 AM
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When I first start the truck in "R" reverse is solid, in "D" it has first, and second. When it goes to hit third gear it revs up almost as if it were downshifting to take off but still stays in second gear. because if I move it to first manually you still have engine braking

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And it doesn't feel like it slips until it goes into limp mode

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