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Old 07-01-2008, 11:10 PM   #1
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i have a 86 ranger and put a 302 in it. i put a m5od-2 trans from an 89 f-150 i got from the junkyard. the trans shifted through all the gears when i got it after installing it it wont come out of 1st gear i havent even drove the truck yet and the driveshafts arent installed. nothing was dropped in it i had it covered the whole time it was out. the clutch wont disengage because i dont have the hydraulic line on it yet but the engine wont turn over with the trans on it now either.any help wpuld be appreciated
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:26 PM   #2
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Sounds like you've got your input shaft in a bind. could be the clutch disc spline is binding or a problem with the pilot bearing. I'll bet if you back off all of the bell housing bolts it'll spring back away from the engine a little bit and you'll be able to shift the tranny.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:43 PM   #3
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ok thanks ill try that
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:20 AM   #4
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The engine won't turn over with no driveshafts and the transmission in gear?

The transmission is junk. It's in two gears at once. Even if the clutch were welded (along with the pilot bearing), the engine should still turn over.
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The engine won't turn over with no driveshafts and the transmission in gear?

The transmission is junk. It's in two gears at once. Even if the clutch were welded (along with the pilot bearing), the engine should still turn over.
I HAVE THIS PROB WITH my 5 spd, I was told the keepers are bad. The redneck fix recommended to me was to pull the top half of the keeper and keep rolling. its gonna cost a ton either way, so why not. Im lokoing for a new tranny now but gonna try to run it if i can. auto's and manuals have specific differences, but at the same time the inner workigs are generally the same right? check the keepers.
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if you put the shifter on wrong you can engage two gears at once locking the tranny,doesn't hurt it if you haven't tryed to start it and let out the clutch. but you won't be going anywhere until you remove the shifter and use a screwdriver to put it in neutral.

if its just stuck in first the linkage may have a problem(sheared roll pin ?)

EDIT:if it really was just stuck in first it would still turn over. i bet you have two of the detents in the tranny both engaged(there are three rods and you must have two of them not centered in their travel)
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if you put the shifter on wrong you can engage two gears at once locking the tranny,doesn't hurt it if you haven't tryed to start it and let out the clutch. but you won't be going anywhere until you remove the shifter and use a screwdriver to put it in neutral.

if its just stuck in first the linkage may have a problem(sheared roll pin ?)
was this for me or the original poster? theres another post with same title for my probs, explaining more my problem. But this guy with automatic shifter shouldnt matter should it?
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was this for me or the original poster? theres another post with same title for my probs, explaining more my problem. But this guy with automatic shifter shouldnt matter should it?
the O.P. of course,his problem is assembly.not extremely worn shifter bushings or whatever you did to your tranny running it into the ground.

auto shifter- WTF?you are posting jibberish.hes got a 5 speed
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the O.P. of course,his problem is assembly.not extremely worn shifter bushings or whatever you did to your tranny running it into the ground.

auto shifter- WTF?you are posting jibberish.hes got a 5 speed
My mistake, I'm still learning the nomenclatures for the ranger trannys, thought it was auto. And I didnt run mine into the ground I've had the truck three weeks. Read the other post.
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Ok, I rebuild manual transmissions continuously and don't know what
you are refering to when you say "keeper".

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