I have a high mileage 97 ford ranger with the 5 speed manuel. It won't go into first or second gear. Goes into third, fourth, fifth, and reverse. i had to take off in 3rd to get home from a couple miles from my house. Thanks for any input you guys can give me.
Can you shift it into those gears if the engine is off?
What does it feel like when it won't go in?
My high-mileage '97 is tricky to get into first/second, too. I think it's a combination of a slave that works less than 100% and worn synchros. It goes in OK if the engine is off.