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Old 04-27-2009, 12:26 AM   #1
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Default Manual 1354 won't shift?

Odds are this is some dumb thing I'm missing, but I can't figure it out. I just bought a 95 ranger with a 3.0, m50d, and a manual 1354. I can't shift the case though. I've tried with the engine on and off, trans in neutral and in gear, I even sprayed some pb blaster on the linkage in case it was rusty. Still can't leave 2HI. Is there something I'm missing or do I have a potential problem?
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:18 AM   #2
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Does the shifter not move at all, or does it move but not lock into other gear selections? I don't remember it off the top of my head, but the linkage adjustment isn't very involved. If it's not moving at all, I'm not sure what to suggest.
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Pull the shifter mech off and see if the tab on the t-case moves. There is a large pivot bolt that holds the shifter to the trans. This could be gummed up making it real tight.

Big bolt is a 1 1/8 and the smaller adjuster bolt is a 14 mm
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Does the shifter not move at all, or does it move but not lock into other gear selections? I don't remember it off the top of my head, but the linkage adjustment isn't very involved. If it's not moving at all, I'm not sure what to suggest.
It does not move at all, which is why I though maybe the linkage was rusted in place. I'll disconnect it when I get home from work later and see if I can get the t-case to move.
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actually the smaller bolt is 9/16" (slightly larger than 14mm, because the small bolt for the t-case shifter is also 3/8"-16 ENGLISH thread.

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actually the smaller bolt is 9/16" (slightly larger than 14mm, because the small bolt for the t-case shifter is also 3/8"-16 ENGLISH thread.

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Yup, I was just about to chime in with that.
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It's been raining all night, I'll have to look at it tomorrow.
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I went to mess with it today and it would shift, but it was still stiff. My guess is the linkage got rusted (the PO didn't use the 4wd), and the PB blaster needed time to work on it. I'm going to pull the linkage apart later and clean it up so it shifts smoother.
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Good deal. Give it some time and you'll be very happy with the results.
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I would take the BIG bolt out spooge some waterproof grease in there...

what you don't already have a tube of "green grease"?

If you own a 4x4 you MUST have some of this stuff around...
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