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When starting, clutch down 1st gear turning key truck jumps forward, will start but need to be ready to take off in gear that started in. starts fine in neutral.but won't go into gear without grinding

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1st check your clutch system, that is most probably where the issue is as the gearbox rarely ever gives issues

2nd check the oil for your gear box. the oil should help the gears as they move into action or move out.

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Hi, your clutch has likely drawn air into the hydraulic line. Check the reservoir on the clutch master cylinder (near the brake master cylinder). If low, top it off and check for a leak either above the clutch pedal or at the slave cylinder on the transmission. You will need to repair the leak and bleed the system to restore proper operation. If you have more questions or need repair instructions, please let me know. Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Mar 31, 2011

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