94 Ranger manual transmission ticking
I have a 94 Ranger. It is 4X4, 5 speed manual transmission and has the 4 cylinder engine. I have looked at other threads with problems something like mine, but would like to get a good idea of the problem before i decide to spend money on it. First of all, the transmission fluid was changed late last year, and is full right now. I am getting a somewhat loud ticking noise from the transmission while driving. It happens in every gear except fourth. I can even hear it in reverse. This just started a couple days ago. I drove it home from work like this and parked it. The ticking noise will go away when the clutch is pressed down. From my research I am thinking it is the transmission going bad, but have also read it could be clutch related. Since I don't know anything about transmissions, maybe someone on here could give me some advice.