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My 1996 ford Exsplorer sport is stuck in 3rd gear and i wnt to know what may cause that to happen. It was shifting normal but hard going into gear and then one day it just stuck in 3rd while shifting.

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  • riddick_josh Mar 17, 2011

    It's a Manual transmission 1996 ford Exsplorer sport

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Could be a selonoid clutches and bands or high energy bands worn usually they get so hot they weld there self together

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Is this a standard shift? or auto matic ?

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