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Old 03-22-2010, 12:18 AM
Daedalus Daedalus is offline
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Default Trouble getting into 1st + Grinding gears?

I have a 92 XLT with a 2.3 and 5 speed at 127k.

I have trouble getting into first intermittently. It seems to happen most often when the engine and tranny are cold, though it happens while warm as well. It happens equally often when im going into first from a standstill or when I'm downshifting to first as I'm coming to a stop at a light or stop sign. I'll go to put it into first and something is stopping the stick from moving as far as it needs to in order to engage 1st gear. This is with the clutch pushed as far to the floor as I can get it. I'll go to put it in first and, meeting resistance I'll back off the stick and repeatedly push it up towards 1st until something finally gives and lets me engage 1st. When this happens I also notice as I shift from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd some vibration and resistance in the stick (plus nasty sound) as if maybe the clutch isn't "pulling out" far enough and the gears are grinding slightly as it engages.

Any ideas?
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:36 PM
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Default Re: Trouble getting into 1st + Grinding gears?

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Old 02-19-2012, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: Trouble getting into 1st + Grinding gears?

It could be partly in the clutch, as well as the synronizers being wore on the inside and sticking to the gear. But some advice, don't be jacking it like you stated, shifer forks arn't that hard to bend or break off, get it checked out.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:35 PM
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Default Re: Trouble getting into 1st + Grinding gears?

I would put money on it being the small detents that hold the shift collar in place. The spring that holds them wears into them and can cause this. I had it happen to mind. Tore tranny down and fixed very cheaply. Either way would be something you would want to get fixed asap.
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