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Old 02-27-2014, 10:56 AM
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I thought my tranny was making a weird noise after I had my clutch replaced. Turns out there is an exhaust joint down there that had a bad gasket and was making the noise. Maybe check that?
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:15 PM
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Prices up here in Canada don't seem to match up with prices in the states. I was quoted $2900 for a rebuild tranny plus $1000 installation. I went around to 4 different tranny shops in the city and that was nearly the price everywhere. And I don't like to buy things like that from junkyards... I'm worried about how the last guy treated his truck, and for all I know that tranny has the same issues or different ones to deal with down the road.
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Old 11-15-2020, 07:04 PM
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I first changed the ATF in my 5 speed when it had ~100,000 miles and noitced the noise level did not change. I searched for alternatives and changed it again at ~150,000 and this time there was a dramatic decrease in the gear and bearing noise. It also shifted more smoothly. The difference?? I used Red Line Synthetic Oil 30204 - Red Line High-Temp Automatic Transmission Fluid which has a viscosity about twice that of normal Mercon ATF. I kept the Ranger until 250,000 miles and the trans still shifted like it was new and had very little noise.
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Old 02-01-2021, 11:10 AM
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I first changed the ATF in my 5 speed when it had ~100,000 miles and noitced the noise level did not change. I searched for alternatives and changed it again at ~150,000 and this time there was a dramatic decrease in the gear and bearing noise. It also shifted more smoothly. The difference?? I used Red Line Synthetic Oil 30204 - Red Line High-Temp Automatic Transmission Fluid which has a viscosity about twice that of normal Mercon ATF. I kept the Ranger until 250,000 miles and the trans still shifted like it was new and had very little noise.
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Thanks for posting this, I was looking for a solution...My 5 speed rattles a bit after 380k miles and will try this Red Line Synthetic Oil 30204 after the weather warms up
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Old 02-02-2021, 12:15 AM
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Thanks for posting this, I was looking for a solution...My 5 speed rattles a bit after 380k miles and will try this Red Line Synthetic Oil 30204 after the weather warms up
Let us know whether it works for you. I had to order the ATF from Summit, Jegs or Ebay but you should also probably check Amazon.
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Old 02-03-2021, 05:52 PM
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I found some here at rcagarage.com
https://rcagarage.com/shop/uncategor...f-quart-30204/

9.99 qt. I have 3 qts on the way, but will wait til it warms up here and will post results.

Have a question for anyone..I was replacing the manual transmission ATF every 30,000 miles. Usually using Maxlife synthetic ATF

Should I stay at 30,000 or can this go longer ?

Last time I replaced it at 30k miles it was pretty clean and thought I could have gone longer, thanks
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Old 02-04-2021, 05:20 PM
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I would suggest 50K mile intervals.
I think you will find this special Red Line ATF to be superior with the higher viscosity. It helps transmissions that are over 100,000 miles.
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Old 04-07-2021, 07:28 PM
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I replaced my fluid with Red Line Synthetic Oil 30204 about 1000 miles ago and it reduced the transmission noise a little bit. Still have some noise occasionally at some rpms in some gears, but no noise once I'm in 5th gear cruising speed. Clutch still shifts smoothly so I'm happy with the results because I'll go 50k miles on this fluid if the rest of the truck holds together. At 384k miles now. Had first fuel injector go bad about 381k but running good now.

I guess depending on what is causing the transmission noise your results may vary.

I still have some slight noise at idle with the clutch out, but it goes away when the clutch is depressed. It was doing this before I had the clutch replaced, so I think this idle noise is in the transmission. Just worn probably.

Overall I think the noise is not too bad for 384k miles on the original engine/tranny.

I think this Red Line Synthetic Oil 30204 would be my #1 choice and Maxlife synthetic #2 if anyone is looking formanual tranny fluid recommendation.-

( Thanks for the info and advice RangerJimb0 )

Also, had a bit left over so I suctioned out the power steering fluid and used this Red Line Synthetic Oil 30204 in the power steering pump. So far so good.
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