1988 Ford F-150 4.9L I-6 5 speed manual 132,000miles

Tiny
BAREFOOTBOB88
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  • 1988 FORD F-150
I have a 88 f-150 with a rebuilt transmission. Overnite a problem developed with my transmission. When I shift I can find 1st and 2nd gear just fine. But when I try to shift to third the gearshift is incredibily sloppy and I have to play with it to get it into 3rd gear. Same as with shifting to 5th. Downshifting is a freaking pain in the butt. When I have the truck in gear the gear shift flops around and I can never really be sure if I have it in gear or not. I have no clue as to what is causeing this. This is the first manual truck I have owned. If it helps it has a hydrualice clutch system. Which I'm sure doesn't make it any easier to make repairs. Help would be greatly appreciated.
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Tuesday, March 27th, 2007 AT 7:17 PM

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Tiny
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It sounds like something has fallen apart within the shifter assembly on top of the transmission.
If you have no experience with rebuilding manual transmissions, you should leave this to a knowledgeable mechanic.
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Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 AT 10:05 PM
Tiny
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The retaining collar that holds in the shifter assembly was loose. All I had to do was put some lock washers on with the screws and re-tighten the screws. Problem solved.
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Thursday, March 29th, 2007 AT 4:23 PM

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