Likely something is wrong with the connection with your brake. You have to press the brake to get it out of park (safety feature so kids etc can't shift into gear), if you start it in neutral you have already bypassed that safety feature. I'm currently having the same problem and is why I signed onto this website. Check to see if your brake lights work. It might be a blown fuse, loose wire going from the brake to steering column, or similar electrical problem. I haven't figured out what mine is yet, but it works fine as long as I start it in neutral instead of park.
An automatic transmission on Ford Ranger holds three quarts of transmission fluid. That is after you drain all the old transmission fluid out.
For a 1994 Ford Ranger, the manufacturer's recommendation is DEXRON-MERCON automatic transmission fluid.
That would be a version of the A4LD automatic transmission
is a 95 automatic 4cyl ford ranger transmission compatible with a 94 ranger 4cyl?
Remove the Ford Ranger automatic transmission drain plug. The drain plug is in the bottom of the transmission. Allow the oil to drain out and replace the plug. Fill the transmission with new transmission fluid.
1991-1996 Ranger automatic transmissions use Mercon type automatic transmission fluid.
The transmission fluid capacity for your truck, automatic transmission would be 3 quarts.
A4LD - 4 speed automatic
The type of automatic transmission fluid to use is stamped on the automatic transmission fluid dipstick according to the 1997 Ford Ranger owners manual
manual or automatic transmission
( Motorcraft MERCON V ) automatic transmission fluid according to the 1998 Ford Ranger owners manual
1993-1996 automatic transmission: MERCON automatic transmission fluid (NOT MERCON V) 1993-2005 manual transmission: MERCON automatic transmission fluid (NOT MERCON V)
Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid for 5 - speed manual transmission ( YES - ATF ) Motorcraft MERCON V automatic transmission fluid for the automatic transmissions
If the truck is manual trans, just put it in neutral and tow away.. if it is automatic, you will need to disconnect the driveshaft or risk ruining the transmission.
According to the 2002 Ford Ranger owners manual , the automatic transmissions take Motorcraft MERCON V - automatic transmission fluid ( the type of fluid will be indicated either on the transmission dipstick or the handle )
automatic or manual transmission ?
According to the 2003 Ford Ranger Owner Guide : ( Motorcraft MERCON - V , automatic transmission fluid is used in the automatic transmissions with all engine sizes ) * the type used is indicated either on the automatic transmission fluid dipstick handle , or it is engraved into the automatic transmission fluid level dipstick *
Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid ( also , the fluid type should be stamped on the automatic transmission fluid dipstick )
The Neutral Safety switch This is a part found on all cars with automatic transmissions. It prevents the starter from engaging if the transmission is in any gear other than 'Park' or 'Neutral'. It also turns on the back-up lights when the transmission is shifted into "reverse". It can get out of adjustment or fail.
I believe the neutral safety switch is mounted on the side of your transmission
Manual transmission fluid is MERCON automatic transmission fluid.
Unfortunately , most automatic transmissions don't have a drain plug in the transmission pan , so the pan has to be dropped with transmission fluid in the pan . Can be quite messy !
Motorcraft MERCON automatic transmission fluid in the 5 speed manual transmission of a 2000 Ford Ranger in North America