Shel-hed 2009-06-05 16:55:16
1992 ford ranger pickup, ext cab.
3.0 l, 5 speed manual 2wd.
120,000 km, ~75,000 miles
The transmission is stuck in reverse, clutch is fine.
Anyone have experience with this? Is there the slightest chance of repairing it
from the top without pulling the tranny?
If it is indeed rebuild time, what other years are compatible for parts?
In the past I’ve had problems shifting out of reverse, but only when the truck
was carrying a load. I always got it out with a little effort, or after
removing weight. Now that I’ve had a good look at it, I don’t see what loading
up the truck would do? Does the freaking tranny bend? :-/
Shel-hed 2009-06-05 16:55:23
I just had a thought… when the truck is carrying a load, the tailshaft may
push into the transmission. How that would cause my problem, I don’t know…
But it’s worth throwing out there.
Jabberjaw36 2009-06-05 23:43:53
The clutch may be fine but does the slave cylinder engage and disengage. If
so you have a synchronizer problem then. I also have a Ranger 90′ class but
it has only the 2.3L in it. I have over 400,000 miles on it !!!! with the
Mitsobitchy(LOL) transmission so don’t give up on it, and no you need to
pull the tranny to replace the part. Hope this helps,just suggestion good
Shel-hed 2009-06-05 23:44:24
Thanks for the reply.
I’ve done a bit more research. this tranny is a Mazda m5od R1. I checked the
fluid (atf), it was full, but dark.
The clutch is fine, I can start it and move it around in reverse with no
problem, to move forward I shut off the truck, depress the clutch and PUSH! 🙂
I have ground the gears many times going into reverse… this is one odd unit.
It is taking me years to un-learn old shifting habits.
I guess it’s just rebuild time. It’s a good time for the clutch and shifter
rail plug patch anyway. Even with low miles, time takes it’s toll.
Jabberjaw36 2009-06-06 03:09:20
Yeah I once again I think-type & talk in different directions. I didn’t
mean to say a mitsobitchy I too meant masda. I had just was talking with a
guy about one and I guess I still had it on my mind. Good Luck anyway.
Reefer 2009-06-06 06:27:28
Later in the thread you stated that you could get the thing out of
you shut the engine down, and then you could go into 1st.
if this thing is dragging going into 1st also……
then the problem is in unit.
First and Revearse work off the same set of gears.
Shel-hed 2009-06-06 06:28:29
No, in order to move it you have to turn off the truck (for safety), then
depress the clutch. It’s still in reverse.
I’ve given up, the truck has to be towed to the shop on Tuesday.
Hopefully it’s a minor repair. After tax cost for a rebuilt transmission,
clutch and slave cylinder is close to $3000 including re and re. Who said
manual trannies are cheaper!
Shel-hed 2009-06-06 21:52:29
We just got it back from the shop. The reverse slider assembly just fell
apart. Some parts were on the bottom.
The same thing happened to the oil pump at around 100 k Km. That’s when I
discovered that the oil pressure guage is really just an idiot light.