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Back in January of this year my Ranger's transmission started acting up. I
completely lost reverse. I love my truck and getting rid of it is not an option
so repairing it makes sense. Trying to save a few dollars I decided I would
repair it myself. I looked online and found this particular year had trouble
with some solenoids and a valve body inside the transmission so I called our
local Ford garage and ordered them. Figuring it would only take a few days I
didn't think it would be to tough maneuvering without reverse for a couple days.
As it turns out we use reverse a lot more than I thought and when the few days
turned into a few months I started to worry. Well two dealerships and four
months later the parts came in and I installed them on a weekend and....alright,
still no reverse. It does go forward better than ever but backing up is still not an
option. By now though I have became quite accustomed to finding parking spaces
that I am able to pull through and don't pull into areas I can roll back out of.
Today I was thinking about life in general and how my Ranger transmission was
We are too used to running forward and backing up at the least sign of
trouble. What if there were no backing up in life? It would take a little
getting used to but it might be the best thing ever. Always finding a forward
path means no back tracking and restarting. We would have to slow down a little
and plan our moves better but always moving closer to our goals and not away
from them would have it's advantages. Imagine a Government that slows down and
moves only forward towards goals instead of pushing bills through and then
spending enormous amounts of time and money backing up to try again. Imagine how
much thought we would have to put into every move and how much better the
results are from thinking before acting. I still have to repair my Ranger but if
one good thing came out of having no reverse it was thinking about what it would
be like...Life Without Reverse.
As always if you think the Big Rapids area is a place you would like to live give us a call (231) 796-5253 or check out either link below and we will help you find a house so the Big Rapids area can be your home too. Thanks for reading.
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