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only 4th gear works on my ford ranger manual transmission

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only 4th gear works on my ford ranger manual transmission
Submitted: 11 years ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Fordanswerman, Ford Motor Company Certified Tech replied 11 years ago
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Thanks for your question.


So can you get it into the other gears at all?


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Customer reply replied 11 years ago
Reply to Fordanswerman's Post: No...all other gears are not working..seeems like there is nothing there..including reverse.
The clutch seems fine as it works perfect for the one gear that is working...gear 4...it is a 5 speed manual.
thank you for any advice,
                        Duane
Ford Mechanic: Fordanswerman, Ford Motor Company Certified Tech replied 11 years ago

Thanks.


Well if you cannot get it into any outher gear but 4th, it sounds like either the shifter rods inside the trans, detents, shift forks etc. It sounds like like from what you're saying the trans will need to be torn down and inspected or maybe try finding another junkyard trans, which might be cheaper. I would also just to know, what the fluid level is inside the trans. The fill plug is on the drivers side. It should be at the bottom of the fill hole. If it is way down, this may be why the trans gave up on you.


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