Hi. I've owned a 1994 Ford Ranger XL :rangergreen: for about a year now and put on over 10k miles since then, but have a transmission FLUID problem. The engine is a v-4 with 8 spark plugs, and an automatic transmission. There are 195,000 miles on it. PROBLEM: After the engine warms and I accelerate after coasting or idle, the exhaust blows large clowds of transmission fluid SMOKE. It will also burn transmission fluid (through the engine) when acceleration AFTER a heavy incline or stress on the transmission. There is also a "RATTLE" from the motor during these periods. Mostly the problem occurs when driving at higher speeds (55 to 70 MPH) and then dropping down to 30 MPH with a slight acceleration. Then there will be the "rattle" followed by large puffs of transmission fluid smoke through the exhaust. How much transmission fluid burns through the exhaust? A 150 mile trip through steep hills will burn 1 quart of fluid. QUESTIONS: Is the problem the transmission, the engine, or both? Is it worth fixing, or should I just get another engine and transmission? Any suggestions will be helpful and appreciated. Thank you!