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Old 03-06-2010, 08:55 PM
BigT8600 BigT8600 is offline
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Unhappy Tough shiffting into first / falls out of gear...

My transmission works fine 90% of the time. I can always downshift into 1st when rolling to a stop. BUT, when I am at a complete stop and go to put it in 1st, sometimes It will not go in. I can rev the engine a little, then put it into gear. Other times, I think its in 1st, and I will let off the clutch to go and it falls out of gear.

Drives me nuts. Sometimes I just can't get it in first, like when coming from a redlight, and I just have to throw it back to 2nd and go from there.

I've seen these additives you can add to transmission fluid, but I figured that they were more for automatics....?

Any ideas on why it could be hard to get into first? this may be a normal thing with manuals...I've never had one until my Ranger.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:16 PM
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: Tough shiffting into first / falls out of gear...

Mine does exactly the same thing. I hope you get some replies!
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:05 PM
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Default Re: Tough shiffting into first / falls out of gear...

Yeh, i gotta say, the drivetrain section doesn't get me many views or responses. So you have the same problem?
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: Tough shiffting into first / falls out of gear...

x2 on the same problem w/ 1st and reverse... I was told once it might have to do with the clutch disengaging properly but not sure how accurate that is
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:09 PM
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Default Re: Tough shiffting into first / falls out of gear...

x3! i got the same shit
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:17 PM
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Default Re: Tough shiffting into first / falls out of gear...

ive got the exact same problem guys. i think it is the synchronizers are bad. i hope i dont need my transmission rebuilt. but it only does it once in a while so im not gonna worry about it yet...
sure hope some of the gear heads could shed some light
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:06 PM
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Default Re: Tough shiffting into first / falls out of gear...

I'm going to have the master cylinder and slave bled and see if that helps. I'll be back with results.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:39 PM
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Default Re: Tough shiffting into first / falls out of gear...

sounds good. its especially bad when you go to pull in traffic and it falls out. especially when you waited 5 minutes for a open spot in traffic!!
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:56 AM
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Default Re: Tough shiffting into first / falls out of gear...

Mine also does this. My friend's 93 with a 4.0 does it too. I think it must be normal. Bu like posted above, mine only does it every once in a while. And when it does happen, I put it into 2nd and then 1st and it works fine.
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:46 PM
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Default Re: Tough shiffting into first / falls out of gear...

i dont think its normal, every car iv owned has been manual. they all shifted into first very smooth. but since this seems to be a common problem with the ranger it just might be normal, im just not used to it
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:49 PM
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Default Re: Tough shiffting into first / falls out of gear...

Yeh, it is something I have to get used to. Not a big deal, just annoying. I'm sure when this thing only had a couple thousand miles on it, this didnt happen, but thats not the case lol.
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