Trannie troubles ( not the kind you are thinkin of perv.)


#1

I am experiencing some issues with my 98 ford ranger. it is a 3.ol v6 XLT with a 5 speed transmission.

When I drive it I am okay with shifting until I get about a mile up the road and then it becomes difficult to shift and eventually will lock up. I f I let it sit and cool it will go about another 1.5 until it locks up again.

I think the problem is either with the Master cylinder or slave cylinder for the hydraulic clutch. Any opinions


#2

When you say ‘lock up’ do you mean that the rear wheels stop turning and skid to a stop or do you mean that you cannot get into any gear without forcing the shifter? Maybe a better term might be ‘lock out’ as in locked out of gears. A more specific description of ‘lock up’ will helps us zero in on the problem.


#3

My practical experience shows these transmissions (and many others) can be shifted without using the clutch,so Iam not on-board with the clutch hydraulic system causing this concern.Does the gear oil smell burnt?Is the trans any louder than when new?