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My 89 f150 standard pops out of reverse when clutch is let out too quickly or when it is under a load such as uphill or backing trailer. no problems with all forward gears.

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Sorry - but you looking at a big job,only 2 things will do that - if noisy then it is counter shaft bearrings, if not then it is a bent fork - either way it requires pulling the transmission apart - not very difficult if have time and experience - otherwise costly to get it done. if 2 wheel drive you looking about 8 hrs to remove and install and about 4 to repair it when it out - depending on if fork or bearring

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Having trouble shifting gears what could the problem be? Also can you adjust the clutch?


Generally, when a transmission starts popping out of gear under load, it means there is a bad bearing in the trans. The shafts are no longer parallel and that makes the gears push each other out of place. If you're having trouble shifting, it's probably either a bad clutch or (by the evidence presented) you've worn out the synchro rings. Either way, it means pulling out the transmission. The clutch is hydraulic, so it adjusts automatically. If it isn't working, then parts have to be replaced or fluid added.

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I backed up a small hill in my 2002 Kia Rio and it popped out of reverse. Now when I back up it pops out. The other gears seem to be fine. Have I bent something? Thanks for any help/suggestions on...


This is usually indicative of a clutch problem but is more likely to be the clutch if you have an automatic. If you have a standard it isn't locking in reverse like it should. To go into reversein the standard you have to activate that secondary lockout, pull up on the lever or something like that in most cases, to get it all the way into gear. That lockout also drops back down once your into reverse and in a case where it doesn't drop back down you can pop out of gear. Another thing is in some cases you actually engage the Reverse gear before the selector is fully into the gear and it doesn't lock in. I don't own a Rio and haven't had to personally fix this problem in the past so I'm not sure which system you have if you have a manual transmission but most foreign cars built since 1999 have this incorporated in some way and I have seen this in other vehicles causing the exact problem you are describing. If you have an Automatic you need to take it to a shop and get it repaired. If you have a standard you need to get it repaired but could make due for a period if your careful and make sure you hold that shifter in the Reverse gear range.

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Can't get the back up light to burn, the fuse & bulbs aare good so it must be the switch, Where is it located???


Might want to verify the switch operation by checking the 7 pin trailer tow adapter for the reverse circuit. This is a standard 7 pin RV type plug
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The "reverse switch" is called the DTR ( Digital Transmission Range ) Sensor, and it is mounted on the side of the transmission. This also contains the contact for only starting the truck in park or neutral, so if that works correctly, I would take a SWAG that the reverse section of it is OK ( but that is a SWAG ).

You can check the 7 pin, if that reverse works, the DTR is fine and the issue could be at the rear of the truck with the splice ( which the trailer tow adapter also goes through ).
You need to drop the spare tire to get to the connector, it is a large multi pin connector, reverse is the Black w/ pink stripe wire.

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A/C blows hot air going uphill or pulling a trailer.


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Problem with starting 89 F150 straight drive. Ignition or clutch?


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I would check the bulbs, remove them and test with a DC power source ( DC power adapter to 2 wires Pos + Neg )

Fuse #14 has the reverse lamps on it, as well as the Day Time Running Lamps ( DRL ) relay coil, the shift interlock ( would not be able to take the truck out of park, while it was running ), and some other items I am missing at the moment.

If you cannot make the test harness to a DC power outlet, you can block the wheels ( at least 2 - front and rear ) on a level surface, turn the key to the run position ( do not start ) and place the truck in reverse, and check the bulb socket with a meter or test light to check for power.
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If you do not have power at either ( don't forget to check for corrosion on the trailer tow 7 pin adapter ) this would be the DTR ( Digital Transmission Range ) sensor on the side of the automatic transmissions.

Have you used an aux backup lamp on the truck's reverse circuit ? ( not the trailer tow 7 pin adapter )
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