2002 Ford Ranger EDGE 3.0L V6 from North America
Currently, I have a hell of a time shifting into 1st gear as well as reverse when at a stand-still. This began happening around 18-19,000 miles. Annoying as all hell and I need to push ridiculously hard to get it into either gear. Also, clicks and uncomfortable metal on metal noises when shifting out of 4th.
I love driving the truck, but the transmission leaves a lot to be desired. It has enough power for city driving, but it certainly doesn't like hills too much. Have previously owned cars with a lot of torque and this truck makes me miss them. All in all, decent truck, but I am certainly not a "Ford only" kind of guy. I will certainly be looking at Chevys when I'm in the market again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th July, 2004
First, I assume that since the truck had 7000 miles on it when you acquired it, you either got it used or it had a lot of miles from the dealer. Being a manual, you must be careful when getting a new vehicle with that many miles on it. Take into account that everyone does not have skills with a clutch. Either the previous owner or whoever drove it at the dealership (salesmen and customers alike) may have caused this problem. Secondly, going from a small car to a truck, you have to expect to lose some of that zip. Think how much further off the ground a truck is, especially the Edge which is tall for a Ranger anyway. This causes a lot of drag. In combination with the stronger suspension and towing additions in the Edge particularly, this greatly lowers your jump off the line. I know from experience, myself recently going from a small car to the Edge. If you are looking for some extra zip from your truck, you may consider adding a short ram intake and exhaust system. It will also help improve your gas mileage by a few miles per gallon. However, if you are looking for something to zip around town in, you may consider going back to a car.
Don't add the exhaust unless you're ready for a headache everytime you turn the ignition on. In general, the ranger isn't a great truck, as I've inherited 2. You may want to consider an alternative. Ford trans. among many thing s are the poorest quality on the market, especially in comparison to its competitors.
I dunno about yours, but the Ford Ranger I was looking at on the lot said it had a transmission built in FRANCE. go figure.
We have to bleed the clutch to let the air bubbles out.