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Old 06-04-2010, 06:48 PM
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I am looking at buying a 97 Ranger XLT standard cab 4 cyl 5 speed from a co-worker in a couple of weeks. It runs good, but he does have an issue with shifting into 1st gear. The truck has 130,000 miles on it, and has had a new clutch installed within the last 20,000 miles.
I'm hoping to find out what to check first. I'm guessing the clutch master cylinder or slave cylinder. He drives the truck to work every day and says that he usually just starts out in 2nd gear since once the truck warms up, it takes some timing to find the sweet spot to shift into first.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 06-04-2010, 06:52 PM
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:57 PM
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Welcome to FRF! you'd be best off to post you question in the drivetrain tech section.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:00 PM
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:06 AM
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Default Re: Hello from Springfield, Ohio

Thanks for the warm welcome! After searching thru the site, and some general internet searching, I have devised my plan of attack for the shifting issue.
First, I am going to check the fluid levels of the clutch and slave cylinder... remembering to remove the "cup" that is in the reservoir before adding the fluid.
If that doesn't work...
I will buy a shifter bushing kit (Found one on ebay for $16.94) I don't remember where I saw it, but someone paid $111 at a dealership to get this same kit.
If that doesn't work...
I will bleed the clutch and slave, and add new fluid to tranny.
If that doesn't work...
I will replace the slave cylinder.

You know, it amazes me how common these shifting problems seem to be, but it is hard to find what people did to resolve the problem. I read about the shifter bushings, and it seems to make sense that when everything else has been replaced, and you still have problems getting it in gear, that it could be slop in the shifter. As for the ability to shift into those gears for about the first 15 minutes till the truck warms up? I'm taking a WAG, and thinking maybe there is some grease on these shifter bushings that is holding it in a proper place, and when truck heats up, grease heats up, and bushings start sliding out of alignment. Then again, I could just be full of crap... but anyone else have any input?(Yeah, I know i should put this on the drivetrain section)
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