1992, Ford Bronco, XLT, 302 5.0, E4OD, Rhino line
I have a 1992 ford bronco xlt rhino line, completely serviced and all, bought from a very bad owner, they did a lot of damage to it, and supposedly “rebuilt” engine and transmission. The engine is very strong but not to long ago I was going to my grandpas house to walk his dogs and on my way to leave his house I put the truck into reverse . It acted like it was in drive and continued to jolt forward then put into neutra and it did the same thing, I had to shut the truck off in Neutral for it to roll, so as I pushed it I ran and hoped in and pushed on the brakes, I was able to turn it on and throw it into drive and take it to the nearest shop. I was told by a expert mechanic that I needed to buy or get a rebuild and it’d cost $3000 so I took it upon myself to rebuild the transmission on my own because I’m 17 and enjoy tinkering on trucks. The transmission was rebuilt and Looked over numerous times to make sure everything was perfect. I have brand new cooler lines, pretty much brand new starter, ext housing was cleaned, transmission spun smooth before install, parking mechanic on rear of transmission worked perfect, bought brand new driveshafts, bolts and all. Gear box nor torque converter was replaced. Gear box wasn’t a issue before so didn’t think it’d be a problem, and torque convert was supposedly new when they last “rebuilt” it so I used the same torque converter. Torque converter went on trans fine spun nice too. Anyways after everything was installed I went to start up the truck. Thought everything was fine and started to shift through gears and there was no movement what so ever no reverse or drive, no engagement at all. Drive shafts had no movement, checked emergency brake and everything nothing was keeping it from moving. Then I noticed the drain plug on the side of the trans wasn’t in and it poured like a gallon and a half out. Then I shut it off real fast plugged it and put more fluid in. After putting more in thinking that was the problem, I went back and turned the truck on again constantly heating it up and checking fluid. I noticed the truck would over heat very bad. After a couple times of sitting there swapping through gears with no movement we then heard noise. It was a scratching sound in 2nd and 1st gear. We then went to put it in park and it would not go and made a terrible grinding noise as if the transmission was spinning really fast even though we weren’t moving. Drive shafts still not spinning. We then continually have to shut the truck off in neutral and shift it into park while it’s off. It starts up just fine in park after that process. I threw it in neutral and pushed it into the yard to sit so we can have the garage open for other things. Im at a loss of what is going on, it has become a money pit but I love my bronco and would love to save it. Have spent hours and numerous paychecks to save it. Haven’t been able to get an answer or help so I am hoping someone may know a solution to this problem.