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Old 08-22-2011, 07:34 PM
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Hi, My husband replaced the clutch and slave cylinder in his 1996 f150 and now it's stuck in gear. The clutch works great and takes it out of gear but the stick is in neutral position and feels like it's locked in a gear. Does anyone know of a way to NOT take the whole thing apart again But get it out of gear?
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:41 PM
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What do you mean by "feels like it's locked in gear"? does the shifter still move normally but its still in first or cant move the shifter...
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:48 PM
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When you depress the clutch the transmission spins. When you do not depress the clutch its locked in gear.
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:51 PM
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No the shifter is in Neutral position but it does not move.
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this happened to me and it ended up being the shift forks mis-aligned in the tranny. he must have taken the shifter off to drop the tranny, correct? did he remove the cover on top of the tranny with the three torx screws? take a look under that cover and see if you notice anything out of line. it sounds obscure but when you take the cover off you will see what i mean. you can actually pop the tranny in and out of gear with a screwdriver while the cover is off.
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this happened to me and it ended up being the shift forks mis-aligned in the tranny. he must have taken the shifter off to drop the tranny, correct? did he remove the cover on top of the tranny with the three torx screws? take a look under that cover and see if you notice anything out of line. it sounds obscure but when you take the cover off you will see what i mean. you can actually pop the tranny in and out of gear with a screwdriver while the cover is off.

I'd say you hit the nail square on the head with that!!! Even if he just popped the shift lever it can do the same thing!!!
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He said thank you and you were correct on everything that you described but he is afraid of prying on something and breaking it? He doesn't know what to look for.
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Thank you again OctaneForce. He's going to go look at it and see if he can figure it out. Much Much Much appreciated
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your very welcome. let us know how it works out
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:39 AM
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It was a five minute or less fix thanks to you Hugs
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