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2002 Ford Ranger Question: engine wont turn tranny. can spin flexplate by hand, where do i start

 

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officer, 3.0L V6, Day, FL, February 26, 2013, 08:04
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while driving at hiway speed tranny stopped and engine rpms revved up. i can turn the flexplate with my hand through the acess port. is this a tranny issue or flexplate issue?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14224 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper February 26, 2013, 13:28
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    if it was flex plate i would think trk would not start. i suspect trans issues

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    officer, February 28, 2013, 06:55
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    engine wont restart after i shut it off, doesnt seem to spin fast enough to crank

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    February 26, 2013, 17:49
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    Bolts that secures torque converter to flex plate are missing or broken! Before this happened did you hear any clanging noises or other strange noise? I think what you were turning was the torque converter. Will the starter turn the engine over now?

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    officer, February 28, 2013, 06:56
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    engine wont crank now, cant get enough rpms. there was a slight rattle, i thought something was vibrating, havent noticed any missing bolts, am going to drop tranny tommorrow.

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    pushrod, February 28, 2013, 08:38
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    Good idea, let us know what you find.

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