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Lost 5th gear

Drive on hghway on 5 th gear sudlley pop out like in neutral.try to put in 5 but stik feel like is in ,but 5 gear just its not ther still driving on all gears up to 4 ,no noise no nothing ,just no more 5 gear..Thanks

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This Sounds Like The Brass Clutch Ring For 5th Gear Has Broken Thus Without it It will Not Have Pull in that Gear This A Problem that Calls For Removal and Rebuilding of Transmission.

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im dave
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