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Old 05-05-2017, 07:06 AM
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Default Ford Ranger 1991 going into gear takes long

Every morning when I start the truck and put it in reverse, it takes 3-4sec before it goes into gear. And it makes a hard bum. But when I drive around it is not so noticeable. Is it the differential?
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Old 05-05-2017, 08:08 AM
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Default Re: Ford Ranger 1991 going into gear takes long

Hi, no I think there may be something wrong with the transmission, first and reverse normally will go out first on a automatic transmission,
Check your fluid to see if it is topped off properly, and smell the fluid does it smell burnt?
Is the fluid nice and red or dark brownish or black in color?

You may get lucky and get away with a fluid and filter change.

This being said if a fluid change can help it also can make things worse.
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Old 05-05-2017, 03:22 PM
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Welcome Oliver, Glad you found us. Have fun and enjoy FRF. X2 on fluid level and color. Sounds like filter & fluid need to be changed. Or you may have a vaccume leak somewhere.
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:51 AM
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Oliver, welcome to FRF. As stated above check the condition & the smell of the fluid.
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:09 AM
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Default Re: Ford Ranger 1991 going into gear takes long

I agree, transmission. And it may just be normal wear. I am sure that if you give it some gas, it shifts quicker, and harder. The pump is creating fluid pressure inside the tranny. Reverse requires shifting the pressure to a new location, and the seals wear. The delay is the pressure building up to the right number so the shift can occur.
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