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|09-18-2018, 10:24 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2018
Vehicle Year: 1997
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger XLTRep Power: 0
Manual rebuild, now no 5th gear
97 Ranger XLT, 4.0 engine, M5oD trans.
Did complete drivetrain overhaul a month ago, all went fairly well except now fifth gear won't stay engaged. Had trans all apart, replaced bearings & syncs; reassembly went well, all shifting seemed fine.
Get it all back in the truck and first road test i have reverse and 2st four forward gears. But 5th pops out of gear. Shifter seems to go all the way (and it looked engaged when i was assembling), but as soon as i let the clutch out it pops back to neutral.
I'm guessing I've got something in backwards or an adjustment is out of line. Before i tar it back apart, i'm hoping for a bit of advice on what to look for.
|09-19-2018, 09:57 AM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rapid City SD
Posts: 3,942Rep Power: 31
Worn out 5th/reverse shift fork would be my guess.
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|09-19-2018, 10:11 AM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Vehicle Year: 1989
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger
I use this vehicle for: Wasting timeRep Power: 53
Shift fork or possibly the lock ball on the shift rail. See parts 16, 17 and 18 in this diagram
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