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Old 05-21-2022
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Old Red got stuck in 5th gear yesterday morning on the way to work, after a trip downhill to a story parking lot with the clutch in I was able to get her off the road. Had to go into the store to let the manager know it's not a homeless truck and that I would be getting it towed. he said ok and him and a couple of employees helped push it into a parking spot on the far side of the lot. called the wife to come take me to work. I tried getting it out of gear till she got there. She pulled into the parking lot and I tried one more time. It released 5th gear. I drove it home and parked it. So first guess is 5th gear is going south, ant other ideas on this strange event?
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My first thought would be shifting fork worn or damaged, but I don't know..
Simple things first.
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But everything is shifting fine now.
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For now, it will do it again. Shift fork as smoke suggested or the shift rack. Shafts worn and /or ball detents worn/damaged. The only way to find out is to pull the transmission.
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Do you have a factory service manual?
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