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Transmission module problems...transmission goesnt go into gear then it does

When I start it it takes a while to engage transmission then its ok

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SOURCE: truck starts but won't engage in any gears

if you can move it into gear when its not running, id say clutch,
but if it wont go in at all, then Im thinking shift forks or linkage

Posted on May 25, 2009

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slave cylender

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