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I have a 1998 dodge ram 3500 the 5 speed transmission is

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I have a 1998 dodge ram 3500 the 5 speed transmission is grinding and hard to shift in his third gear. I am towing a 34' livestock trailer and have to shift on the hills in the mountain I need a transmission where I can depend on I can't have any trouble whet livestock in the trailer. Some one tolt me I need a transmission where the gears are make out hardener steel.
Or do I have to rebuilt this one or by a other transmission This one has low mils on. The clutch is new bad did not help.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 month ago.

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Is it hard to get into 3rd from 2nd or from 4th or both?

Does it grind when trying to go into 3rd or does it feel like the shifter is blocked off from this gear?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
it gifs me only a problem to co in 3th gear it grind only if I co very slow bad then by making a sharp turn
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 month ago.

Once in 3rd does the shifter seem sloppy or flopping around more so than while in other gears?

So far the most likely issue based on your description is the synchronizer for 3rd gear is damaged and causing this issue. If there are no concerns getting into 4th then the shift fork should not be to blame.

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Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 month ago.

Hello Chris here again,

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Thanks Chris