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Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Problems of Ford Ranger



Ford Ranger owners have reported 9 problems related to automatic transmission torque converter (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2002 Ford Ranger 1
Failure Date: 03/29/2006

Auto transmission on 2002 Ford Ranger edge with 43000 miles failed due to torque converter failure. Vehicle not used for towing or hauling. Required complete overhaul of transmission.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2002 Ford Ranger 2
Failure Date: 12/29/2005

Truck still not shifting properly after complete overhaul by Ford on 5/22/04 ( complaint odi no. 10215891). Ford service department road test truck and verified problem. Called hotline (5lsb2012) r&r to overhaul, found sticking valve in main control(7a100), resealed trans. ,replaced main control and torque converter,flushed cooler lines. But I returned the truck complaining that there was a grinding wining noise and still not shifting right. Service manager road tested and said there was nothing wrong. Work was performed at 60,206 miles and now at 90,125 miles I can't drive the truck because the transmission s broken again. The problem is he transmission was never fixed properly at the first over haul or the second time it was overhauled by Ford. Now I have a truck with a transmission overhauled twice by fore and needs overhauled again. Now Ford informed me that the warranty is out and they can not help me.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2002 Ford Ranger 3
Failure Date: 01/10/2004

Transmission in 2002 Ford Ranger is a piece of junk,my transmission has done it all,failed completly with only 12,000 miles,then the dealer gets it and the parts changers,not mechanics don't change enough parts(left torque converter full of garbage) I was a Ford man for years now I will never ever buy another piece of Ford junk!!!!!.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2001 Ford Ranger 4
Failure Date: 12/09/2003

2001 Ford Ranger 4. 0 automatic. Erratic shifting during cold weather until the vehicle warms up. Have talked to many others and the problem according to some dealers is the transmission cooler is placed to far foreward of the radiator and the transmission fluid gels during cold weather. Talked to our Ford dealer in town and they say alot of the escapes that use the same transmission and cooling system have lost transmission due to this. The same transmission is also used in the Mazda and my boss at work just had his go out at 15,000 miles on the vehicle. It seems Ford knows about the problem but is not inclined to do anything about it. My vehicle during cold days ( below 30 ) acts like someone is putting the clutch in and out very rapidly when the automatic transmission attempts to shift when it is first driven. Had it at the dealer last year before my Ford warrenty expired and they found nothing. Of couse if was above 40 that day. Any influence that could be brought to Ford to address this issue would be helpful. It seems on the vehicles they are fixing now, Ford is putting in another safety valve in the cooling system to address this issue so all of the transmission fluid won't blow out. Thanks for listening and I hope you can help. Ford won't.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2002 Ford Ranger 5
Failure Date: 06/30/2003

Replacement of transmission in a 2002 Ford edge Ranger. This transmission went bad with no indication of a problem until the day of failure. The vehicle had 51000 miles on it at the time of failure and the truck was maintained according to manufacturers suggested maintenance. According to the dealer where the repair/ replacement was made, the torque converter had been seizing for some time throwing shrapnel into the transmission and the entire unit needed replacing.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2001 Ford Ranger 6
Failure Date: 09/01/2002

Dt: contact states: she bought a brand new Ford Ranger in 2000 and she has had to put 2 transmissions and 2 torque converters on the vehicle within 70,000 miles. The dealer said there was nothing they were going to do about it. She wrote a letter to the president of Ford and to the new motor vehicle board and to consumer affairs. She has talked to consumer affairs at Ford. She has also talked to the representative in dearborn mi. There was 34,000 miles on the first transmission she replaced. The second transmission was rebuilt. The consumer began to feel a slipping sensation when going up an incline. The brakes were replaced.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1998 Ford Ranger 7
Failure Date: 07/25/1998

The transmision torque converter seems to whine from aprox. 2,500 rpm until gear shift when accelerating. When overdrive is disengaged above 50mph the transmision slams. The wheel lug nuts were not torqued correctly upon delivery of vehicle resulting in 1 elongated rim. Air conditioning has been returned to dealer 3 times. Told nothing was wrong with the system that it was within "Ford" specs, yet miraculously it is cold again for approx 1-2 months.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1996 Ford Ranger 8
Failure Date: 03/01/1996

Transmission torque converter failed.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1997 Ford Ranger 9

Vehicle design does not contain enough torque to proceed forward on any incline.

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