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Old 12-15-2016, 08:42 PM
Brad95 Brad95 is offline
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Default 5 speed transmission acting up

So for some odd reason when my truck is in neutral, and then I push the clutch in and try to go into first it is locked and won't go into first. so I then have to go into another gear or over toward 5th and Reverse and come back so I can shift into first. can someone help me determine what this is?
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:27 AM
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Default Re: 5 speed transmission acting up

Sounds to me like your 1st gear syncro is out, or the shift fork is messed up. My first guess would be the syncro, my truck is very high mileage and hard to shift into 1st after sitting in neutral.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: 5 speed transmission acting up

In every manual truck I've driven, it's a struggle to go straight into first and I've made it a habit to always shift into second and then first before moving... if you try doing that, is it easier to shift into 1st or is the problem still there?
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:13 AM
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In every manual truck I've driven, it's a struggle to go straight into first and I've made it a habit to always shift into second and then first before moving... if you try doing that, is it easier to shift into 1st or is the problem still there?
this allows me to shift into first
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:14 AM
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your transmission is getting worn. you could try a full synthetic oil like mobil 1
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Old 12-16-2016, 11:59 PM
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your transmission is getting worn. you could try a full synthetic oil like mobil 1
Gear oil, or engine?
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Old 12-17-2016, 12:29 AM
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Your transmission takes automatic transmission fluid even though it is a manual.
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:44 AM
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Your transmission takes automatic transmission fluid even though it is a manual.
You would think they would call it transmission fluid then?
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