94 ranger no third gear


Asked by Feb 04, 2016 at 01:34 PM about the 1994 Ford Ranger XL Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

had a bad fuel pump and sat for 3 months. got it started and took off down the road, 1st, and 2nd fine then shifted smoothly into third and no power. I didn't try 4th or 5th though. Could be lack of transmission oil I didn't notice a big puddle where it was setting and had no problems before it sat so long.

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No power would be the engine, not the transmission. Your fuel system may be gummed up from sitting. Try a good fuel system cleaner and maybe a tuneup and filter change.


Has great power in 1st and 2nd gear though???


I suspect it just seems like it has good power in low gears. Check the gear oil level and top it off if necessary but I seriously doubt that the trans causes low engine power.

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