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Old 06-10-2015, 01:22 PM
Kre Kre is offline
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Question Can't shift into 1st or 2nd gear

I Recently replaced the clutch system, including slave cylinder, and flywheel on my 1993 Ford Ranger, 4.0L, 5 spd manual transmission. What Iíve done so far:
- Removed (shifter, driveshaft, starter, exhaust pipes, transmission, flywheel, clutch, slave cylinder)
- Replaced flywheel, slave cylinder and clutch assembly with new Parts
- Reinstalled flywheel, clutch, slave cylinder, transmission, exhaust, starter, driveshaft, and shifter.
- Bled clutch system
Clutch will now not shift into 1st and 2nd gear, but it will shift into neutral,3rd,4th,5th,reverse with ease.
I thought it was a shift rail so I checked it out and found out it was in neutral with no problems.
Now im thinking itís the shifter forks, but I want to know if there could be another way before opening the transmission. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:34 PM
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Default Re: Can't shift into 1st or 2nd gear

Clutch Plate backwards...? I had a similar issue with a 95 Escort, sure enough I missed that small detail upon reassembly... Tore it down, turned it around, got laughed at by the wife and friends.. FIXED!
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:00 PM
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Default Re: Can't shift into 1st or 2nd gear

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Clutch Plate backwards...? I had a similar issue with a 95 Escort, sure enough I missed that small detail upon reassembly... Tore it down, turned it around, got laughed at by the wife and friends.. FIXED!
im sure i put it on the correct way, thanks tho
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:35 AM
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Default Re: Can't shift into 1st or 2nd gear

what fixed your tranny mine wont shift from 1st to 2nd either but will shift to all other gears
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: Can't shift into 1st or 2nd gear

fixed the problem and shifts to all gears smoothly now
Soultion: i took the top cover to the transmission off and took the plug off the tranny cover, i started by matching my rolling pins to the tube running through the shift rails, to do this i looked at the distance between each shift rail and matched that distance to the length of each rolling pin, i then put the rolling pins in correct order into the plug hole in the transmission cover and tightened the plug up and put the transmission cover back on, i then made sure the rails were in neutral by using a long screw driver
picture of shift rails aligned in neutral:
http://rs578.pbsrc.com/albums/ss227/...0?t=1438484185
reinstall shifter and it worked.
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