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5 speed shifter gets hung up between gears

When shifting between gears sometimes the forks get hung up and i have to pull the top cover off and realign the shifting forks and then put it back together

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SOURCE: Shifting gears in a 69 Ford F150 column was moved to floor

Sounds like you got a mistry shifter. It might just be out of ajustment, or just plane wore out. If its an old shifter you would be money a head to buy a new one and put it in. Summit racing sells them, Heck i'am not real sure but you might be able to get one at auto zone, or napa, or advance auto. There just a phone call a way. They might even sell kits to repaire yours.

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SOURCE: shifter won't shift gears

This happen to my aunts GMC yukon at I hop and the solution was a cable under the truck was disconnected and just needed to be reconnected.

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SOURCE: gear shift is not order on my 1999 ford expidition

There is a small string-like cable incased in a plastic tubing that runs from the instrument cluster housing that the indicator sits in, the opposite end is looped onto a hook on the shifter on the steering column. Follow the plastic tubing till you get to the end. There should be a tiny adjusting gear with threads. Turn the gear until your indicator aligns with the correct gear. (Note: you must disassemble the column trim to see the tube)

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You have bent forks inside the transmission and most likely the synchronizers are needing replacing.

I hope this helps - please rate me - it helps a lot- - Thanks "F"

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Ford Mustang, v6 3.8 5 speed manual

Hi Bobby, I found this bulletin on I believe the problem you are talking about. Hopes this helps ya put.. Cobra.. Please read..
FORD: 1999-2004 Mustang
ISSUE: Some 1999-2004 Mustang vehicles equipped with a T5, T45 or TR3650 manual transmission, may exhibit a hard to shift condition into first or reverse gears from a stop. This may be due to an incomplete disengagement of the clutch (lack of clutch pedal reserve).
ACTION: Refer to the following Service Procedure. It may be necessary to adjust the clutch pedal down-stop and the clutch pedal shaft nut to gain full pedal travel.

  1. Lift up on the clutch pedal to reset it.
  2. Measure the clutch reserve per the instructions listed in the Workshop Manual Section 308-00, Diagnosis and Testing, Manual Transmission and Clutch. NOTE: THE MINIMUM RESERVE NEEDED FOR GT, LX AND 1999-2001 COBRA IS 19 MM (3/4").

    1. If the measurement obtained is larger than these values, DO NOT CONTINUE WITH THIS TSB. Follow normal Workshop Manual diagnostics listed in Section 308-03.
    2. If the measurement obtained is less than these values, make sure that the floor mat or excessive material under the carpet is not preventing the pedal from reaching its full travel. Correct any obstruction, if the condition is corrected return the vehicle to the customer. If the condition is not corrected proceed to Step 3.
  3. Visually examine the pedal down-stop to see if it is preventing the pedal from reaching its full travel to the carpet. Correct if necessary by removing the rubber pad on the down-stop. If the condition is corrected return the vehicle to the customer. If the condition is not corrected proceed to Step 4.
  4. Additional travel can be obtained by loosening the clutch pedal shaft nut and adjusting as needed per Section 308-00 of the Workshop Manual. If the condition is corrected return the vehicle to the customer. If the condition is not corrected proceed to Step 5.
  5. If inadequate reserve is still present refer to Workshop Manual Section 308-00 for clutch pressure plate and disc diagnostics

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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