94 Ranger 4.0 4x4 5-Speed manual
Background: We put in a used tranny and new Sachs clutch kit in last winter. The tranny had a stamp that said to use Type F in it. The previous owner had replaced the tranny twice before. The truck has about 63275 on the odometer, but we find that hard to believe.
Problem symptoms: Whenever you let off the gas pedal or downshift to a higher RPM, You would hear a loud grinding/winding noise and I lost all power to the wheels. You would have to depress the clutch pedal, pull t out of gear for a bit, coast for a little while, then put it back into gear.
Then, as this got worse, you would have to come to a complete stop before the noise would stop. In otherwords, depress the clutch pedel, put it into neutral, and come to a stop.
Finally, when I was driving today, the grinding started and I had to come to a stop. When I started and got above 15 mph, the grinding noise kicked in agian without slowing down at all. When I had my friend come with a toe strap, we got above 25 mph and the grinding noise started while the truck was supposedly in neutral. When I reved it to about 3K, the grinding noise went away unless I let off the gas
or we slowed down
I pulled the transfer case, tranny, and slave. The throw out bearing looks good and when I pulled the drain plug on the tranny, the magnetic plug had about a 1/16" coat of metal "shavings" on it.
Any ideas on what is causing this problem and if it's the tranny again, what would be causing this? Thanx to all who respond!!!