Well, tell me folks, I hear that if the car won't go into reverse or overdrive that it could be the automatic transmission range selector, but I discovered that it was almost 2 quarts low in tranny fluid, so I topped it off with Bardhal transmission stop leak and no more problems. I still have the occasional balking at any speed, like the elctricals are freaking out, red battery light on, then it goes away as quickly as it occurred, battery and alternator test fine, and the electrical harness looks OK (did Ford upgrade that harness by 1999, I wonder), well the engine light is on but the car runs fine giving me 30 m.p.g. average with a lot of hwy driving from my 2.5 V6, I bought it for a song so it is my test commuter mule with no great confidence I'm driving it but considering letting it go to another buyer, buyer beware of quirks. I really like the design and size and performance, the AC works great, and the pick up is just fine too. Maybe I should have opted for the Toyota Camry 4 cyl. as my commuter, but hey any used car has its foibles, so we shall see, I'll probably just go find a good Ranger pickup truck, again.