1998 Amigo Transmission troubles

Tiny
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  • 1998 ISUZU
I have a 98 Amigo S, 4 cyl, 5 speed trans, 83,000 miles, and it seems the transmission has locked up on it. I can't get it into 1st or 2nd at all, it goes into 3rd, 4th, and reverse, but the car won't move when I let the clutch pedal out. It bogs down and dies, as if the emergency break is on or something. It won't budge. And when it feels like I have it in neutral it won't even roll, like something is locked up. Right now the car is across town, in somebody else's driveway, and has their car blocked in. The nearest Isuzu dealer, mechanic, is 150 miles from me, so I don't even know how I could get it up there, unless I hire a truck to carry it up there for me? Does anyone have any ideas on what might be locked up in there. Transmission, rear end?
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Monday, June 19th, 2006 AT 12:40 PM

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Tiny
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This is what I would do. Make sure the e-brake is not engaged. Get under the truck and have someone engage and disengage the brake, if it won't disengage, then you have found you first problem. Next, again this is only what I would do, I would remove the driveshaft from the rear end. Then, start the truck and try to shift and drive like you normally would. If you can look at the end of the transmission and see it spin like crazy, then I would think it would be the rear end. I hope this helps.
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Thursday, June 22nd, 2006 AT 9:00 PM
Tiny
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Thank you. My son was introduced, through a friend of his, to someone who works on transmissions. One of the first things he did first was to check the e- brake, like you said.
He then took the cover off of the transmission and was able to determine that it was a problem with the shifting forks? Whatever those are. He does freelance jobs on the weekends, and will be back to fix it tomorrow. He also has an 'in' with someone who can get used Isuzu parts that will interchange with my parts. So I think I'm homefree.
I really appreciate you taking the time to respond, and if something should happen that he isn't able to fix it, I will be back on here again, I'm sure.
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Friday, June 23rd, 2006 AT 1:55 PM
Tiny
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No problem. Good luck with the repairs. If you need anything else, please ask.
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Sunday, June 25th, 2006 AT 5:12 PM

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