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Old 12-03-2012, 10:06 PM
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so i was driving my truck the other day and just coasting. when i got back on the throttle it was like it was in neutral. i pulled over and my overdrive light was flashing i shut the truck off and started again. i pulled away and was doing 30 mph at 3000 rpm. i pulled over called a buddy and towed it home. now it does not go forward or backwards when in gear. i lifted the rear end off of the ground and the tires would spin. PLEASE ANYONE HELP im not sure what it is exactly. Thanks for any help
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:11 PM
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:33 PM
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Same thing happened to me, was driving home from offroading and the O/D light blinked which means it was in "get home mode" and it locks it into a gear to get to where you need to go. It's like a check transmission light.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:31 AM
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Same thing happened to me, was driving home from offroading and the O/D light blinked which means it was in "get home mode" and it locks it into a gear to get to where you need to go. It's like a check transmission light.
On your year the VSS sensor can effect the tranny. It is worth checking. The part is $20

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:15 AM
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Man if its that sensor that would be awesome ill check it tonight thanks guys
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:40 AM
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On your year the VSS sensor can effect the tranny. It is worth checking. The part is $20

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Man if its that sensor that would be awesome ill check it tonight thanks guys
sorry my bad........I was on my phone and thought you had a 2000.......the 1998, 1999 and 2000 rangers used the VSS in the differential to feed info to the ECU to so it knows when to shift.......they changed it in 2001.......there is a chance that some 2001 models built early in 2001 still used the VSS sensor this way........it might be worth investigating....
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I bought the truck from the OO in 8/1/2013 for $900. It had a burnt exhaust valve. I just threw some heads on it(5/1/2014). Ford has many good engines, the 3.0 Vulcan is not one of them. I bought it for the price.

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:05 AM
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so i was driving my truck the other day and just coasting. when i got back on the throttle it was like it was in neutral. i pulled over and my overdrive light was flashing i shut the truck off and started again. i pulled away and was doing 30 mph at 3000 rpm. i pulled over called a buddy and towed it home. now it does not go forward or backwards when in gear. i lifted the rear end off of the ground and the tires would spin. PLEASE ANYONE HELP im not sure what it is exactly. Thanks for any help
I reread you r thread...I don't think it is that sensor......it sounds a little more serious then that.......
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:19 AM
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Well ill check it out i did some research and it might be a solenoid on my transmission im going to take them off and test them all im hopin my transmission isnt shot
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