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Old 07-29-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default New Used Ranger - shifts hard in/out of ist ??

When I come to a stop, literally I am stopped, the engine THEN engages into first causing a subtle yet noticable thud/jerk. Does this coming out of 1st as well. All other gear transitions seem okay. Something seems off.

Doesn't feel like u-joints.

Full Tranny flush was performed 6 months ago / 9k ago.

Could this be a vacuum module issue? Does my engine even have a vacuum module on the transmission? and... can I fix this myself??

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Old 07-29-2009, 07:36 PM   #2
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i dont know but i kno sumone will say this so ill tell ya, list all vehicle specs
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some are listed in my signature... FYI - it's a 4 speed automatic
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mine does the same thing, I think its the trans mount or a motor mount but haven't checked.
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mine does the same thing, I think its the trans mount or a motor mount but haven't checked.
maybe, but it really feels like the transmission.... I pulled on the yoke and u-joints and they didn't seem to feel loose.
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I have similar problem that started today in my 95 ext. cab, automatic, 2wd, 175k miles one-owner ... but only get the thud when slowing to a stop (as trans shifts into first gear, I guess). Very smooth on upshifts; otherwise, no problems. Trans serviced like clockwork every 30k miles. The "thud" doesn't happen every single time, but always does if I stop suddenly.
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