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My1989 fordf150 runs but it wont go into gear

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If your F150 is standard shift, don't try to put first gear with the motor running, you might brake some gears in the transmission. Probably you have a worn out clutch disk. To diagnose this you could try to put your truck in first gear with your motor off, push the clutch and start it, CAUTION, if the cluthc is not working your truck will go foward. Don't be afraid, try doing this on an open space or road with little traffic. Then you you feel you got to change to second gear, get your foot off the gas and inmediatelly shift to second gear having in mind not to force the stick if it sound, feel the stick until it goes easily to second gear. If you accelerate and the truck does not slips and has power accelerating, the disk is working fine, but if you feel it slipping and your revolutions go up but the truck stays more or less in the same place, you have a default clutch disk.

No if yoou feel no pressure on the pedal, this is the pressure plate has no strength, this is a default pressure plate. If you feel the clutch strong but when you push it it sounds like a broken bearing, this is the pressure plate bearing that is bad.

Ok, to change this you must lower your transmission, then take the clutch assembly from the motor. It is good to have a center shaft to re-install the clutch. After you remove the transmission, you take out the clutch case. Here it is recommended to check the rear clutch seal to avoid future ooil leaks. Then remove the pressure plate with the bearing and the disk is inside next to the flywheel.
By what you told us, your truck must be a standard shift. Because if this happens in an automatic transmission, probably the planetariums are damaged inside the transmission.

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