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It could be dirty fluid or a dirty filter in the transmission. That would be the best place to start if that doesnt work I would take to a transmission shop and have the bands adjusted.

the 1996 Ford Ranger has a shift solenoid located on the transmission. This shows up when a diagnostic is run at your local advance store.

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