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Old 02-04-2011, 04:16 PM
jeremywilson jeremywilson is offline
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Default Manual Transmission problems

I was driving to work one day, cruising along in 5th gear, and i went to turn down a road, put it in neutral and the transmission seized up and i spun out down the road. Now it only runs in reverse. i pulled it out and opened it up, and it looks like it does shift through all the gears, but it doesn't disengage from reverse, so as soon as you take your foot off the clutch it dies. any ideas on how i could fix this myself?
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:28 AM
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Default Re: Manual Transmission problems

It sounds like a linkage broke but I only know the theory, I've never had to tear down and actually work on a transmission.
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:47 AM
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I am having a similar problem. I was driving down the interstate in 5th and boom. Rear tires locked up. Right after it happened I noticed my clutch fluid was overflowing. I had no clutch at first but it came back after about 30 seconds. I can put it in gear but when I try to take off it wont move, like the brakes are on. It rolls fine in neutral; I used a car dolly to get it home. My engine starts fine when the clutch is pushed in. No fluids or anything leaking underneath the truck. I replaced the clutch, flywheel, slave cylinder, etc about a year and a half ago. I top of the transmission at every oil change as it leaks just a little. I topped it off a month ago so I don't think it was low on fluid. I did notice a high pitched wistling sound right before it happened, like a bearing was starting to go bad.

Anyways if you find out what your problem was please let me know. Thanks
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:28 AM
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I have a similar problem in my 93 ford ranger, was driving to work, it cut out at 60 mph, i went to slow down and shift into 4th as i was doing a little under 50 mph at this point, as soon as i pushed in the clutch the rear wheels locked up, not sure if the clutch caused it or it was coincidental. Anyways, fish-tailed and managed to control it to the middle turn lane. It was still running but the shifter was still in fifth and i had the clutch in. I have to use a little force to pull it out of fifth, but when i released the clutch it stalled. Clutch reservoir is at the appropriate level, haven't checked tranny fluid level yet. I can start it with the clutch in, but as soon as i release it, it stalls. I tried giving it gas to see if i could get it to move when i released the clutch and it doesn't budge. Shifter is stuck in the neutral position, won't go into any gear, but the wheels spin freely when i push it. Not quite sure what is going on, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:45 AM
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I am having a similar problem. I was driving down the interstate in 5th and boom. Rear tires locked up. Right after it happened I noticed my clutch fluid was overflowing. I had no clutch at first but it came back after about 30 seconds. I can put it in gear but when I try to take off it wont move, like the brakes are on. It rolls fine in neutral; I used a car dolly to get it home. My engine starts fine when the clutch is pushed in. No fluids or anything leaking underneath the truck. I replaced the clutch, flywheel, slave cylinder, etc about a year and a half ago. I top of the transmission at every oil change as it leaks just a little. I topped it off a month ago so I don't think it was low on fluid. I did notice a high pitched wistling sound right before it happened, like a bearing was starting to go bad.

Anyways if you find out what your problem was please let me know. Thanks
Your trans could be low on oil, causing the input bearing to get super hot, that caused the slave cyl to get hot, pushing fluid back into the reservor.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:29 AM
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Sorry for the late update I forgot about this thread but I just got an email about it. The tranny oil was leaking out of the 3 rubber plugs at the top of the transmission. Even though I topped it off about 1000 miles before the incident, it was leaking so fast that no oil was getting to the input shaft bearing and the bearing exploded. I swapped out the tranny with a junkyard transmission and it has been fine ever since. I did silicone the crap out of those rubber plugs before I put in the new transmission.
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