I have a 1995 F150 with a 302 and a 5-speed manual. I recently replaced the slave and master cylinders. The clutch itself is nearly new and in great shape, and everything else appears to be as well. However, I still have a problem shifting from first to second. If I take off in second, everything shifts smoothly. If I start in first and try to shift to second, I can't get the shifter into second. I just have to skip to third. Can't figure out why. Any advice would be appreciated!
Post 8 for parts, and post 9 for a gold mine of pics and explanations on how to take the top off and what you'll find. I think it's a Tbird trans, but they are all Mazda boxes and all pretty much the same design.
my 88 has shifting problems, turns out that the clutch hanger was wore out, too much play causing it to not get a full stroke on the master cylinder. however it was both from first to second and when downshifting from second to first. was like a new transmission after fixing.