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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Transmission problems

Okay.. another problem popped up on my 01 ford ranger ( 3.0L RWD).

Just a few days ago this started.. my O/D light keeps turning on and the truck shifts a little hard from 1st - 2nd gear.. and my worst concern is the cruise RPM. going 100km/h its at 3000 rpm.. way too high. so trying to pass people on the highway is pretty hard on the engine. pushing the O/D button doesn't do anything at highway speeds.

I recently finished college ( big debt) and got laid off from my job for a while.. so i am trying to read as much as i can and get some help from people online before i go into a shop, and piss my money away.

any help is appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 11:16 AM
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Checked the transmission fluid level?

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Yup i checked my fluid, the level is good and its clean.
Are there any speed sensors that might have went?
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if the o/d lamp is on/or flashing there is a trans failure,it should have stored codes that will point you in the right direction.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-27-2011, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Yup the O/D off light is flashing.. but only after a few minutes of driving. After i shut the truck down it wont come on until i drive. i haven't been able to scan it.. looks like i should just take it into a shop.
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