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Old 02-11-2010, 02:51 PM
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shifter loose and hard to find gears, almost engaged 1st while trying to get 3rd =0 !!!

does anyone have part number(s) and description for this fix?
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:04 PM
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I had an 89 BII with a similar problem so take this for what it's worth.
Manual shifter was loose/sloppy when engaged into any gear. There was a plastic bushing on the end of the shifter where it connected to the top of the trans. that had been completely worn through. Replaced the bushing and it solved my problem.
Again, this was on a BII and different year model.
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:16 AM
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Click: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-...Q5fAccessories

It's a shifter bushing repair kit. Basically everything but the pivot ball gets replaced. It fixes loosey goosey sloppy shifters.
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Again, score one for the walking encyclopedia of Rangers. I wish I knew 1/4 of what you have probably forgotten.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:00 PM
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is that just an example of the repair kit?

or is that the actual one i can use?
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pictured is exactly what you need and can use and you can purchase it right there from that link. It's made for the Mazda M5od trans that you've got.
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you might whant to check the shifter bolt first mine came loose once its under the shift boot
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:10 AM
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Default Re: shifter loose and hard to find gears

hi im having almost the exact same problem, its so sloppy i can hardly tell the difference between 1st and 3rd and it still moves when its in gear, it showed up after we put a new clutch in my ranger, mine is a 2wd 2.3l. can you show me what i need to fix it? Thanks -Drew
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:56 PM
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Default Re: shifter loose and hard to find gears

I have a 1994 ford ranger xlt, 3.0 v6, 5-speed, extended cab. I replaced the shifter bushings and now it won't shift out of gear. I was told that you are supose to put the truck in neutral before you replace the bushings, but I didn't know that until I already had the shifter out. So, how do I get it to shift gears now?
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