Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Automatic transmission issues on a 2005 Ranger

asked by on

My 'O5 Ranger has an inline 4 and an automatic transmission shifter. It sort of like unlocks and there is briefly no drive. Sometimes there is an abrupt whack between second and third gear. What is it?

I hate to be the one breaking this to you, but your transmission is just flat wearing out. And on those, if you like the vehicle, they can last quite some time on those.

I would say to have a factory rebuilt one installed. You may need to call the transmission shop and ask them how much they charge to install one of those factory rebuilds because there are good rebuilt transmissions out there and they can last a really long time. From my experience, having them rebuilt often doesn’t work out as well but I think a factory rebuild is the way to go in this particular case. If you want to have this verified in person, I would have a certified technician from YourMechanic inspect your transmission and determine what fixes would help.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What do the different ignition switch positions do?

Your car has several different ignition positions. They each offer slightly different functionality. Understanding what each does is important for being able to use your vehicle correctly. Here’s what you should know: Off: In this position, the engine is...

Q: My car is still overheating after I replaced the thermostat

Let's focus in on the fact higher RPMs have an effect on your engine's cooling system. There is only one main component in the cooling system related to engine speed and that is your water pump. The pump is powered...

Q: servo pump

Hi there: Sometimes when a power steering pump is replaced, a faulty electrical connection or not properly aligning the pump to the housing will cause the pump to not function correctly. It's also common for power steering fluid lines to...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...