What would you do? I have a 1999 exCab Ranger. 4x4, 4.0, Auto with 146k miles. I started noticing when you put it into drive it takes a sec or two the gear to engage. Shifting seems normal when driving.
I took it to a shop and they pulled the pan and the fluid was reddish brown (more red) and smelled a little burnt. There didn't seem to be metal shaving's in the fluid.
Now... What would you do? Do I get this repaired immediately as continued driving may destroy more parts than if I got it fixed now (thus costing even more).
I understand it is going to fail. How long does a transmission "normally" last once this is happening if I drive it until it quits. Will I have I caused the failure of other parts?
How can you determine which transmission is in the truck? (It was made in Feb)
Is the transmission that difficult to repair? Does a rebuild kit contain all items that may be failing in my truck?
Kit example: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FORD-...#ht_1351wt_941