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Mannual box problem

Hi my 1990 V6 4Runner has lost 5th and Reverse, they started off getting pretty hard to put into 5th and reverse, now i have nothing, the shifter just flops around when trying to put it in to these gears, all the others, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th are fine, can you please help me?


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  • jermynstreet Oct 18, 2008

    our 1990 4runner v6 5 speed (223000+total milage) has been difficult to shift into reverse for about the last 10000+ miles. in the course of a 600 mile road trip (around 400 miles in) the 5th gear and the reverse went out. when shifting to where 5th should be - the 3rd gear engaged. first, second, third, and fourth are all a little rougher then usual but still work. we slowed down for the last 200 miles and ran it in 4th on the 101 going around 55 to 60+mph.



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Change the trans fluid, filter and adjust the linkage.

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