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Old 09-19-2006, 10:38 AM
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F150 Transmission 5 speed OD 1995

I have a 1995 Ford F150 XL. It has a 5 speed OD manual transmission. The 1/2 gear shifter fork is worn out. I want to replace it. I have 2 questions:

1) How do I determine what transmission I have?

2) What could have caused the fork to wear out? Could there be other possible problems with the transmission that I need to check out?

The symptoms were the truck would not shift into 1st or 2nd gears but would shift into the other gears.
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:57 AM
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You have a Mazda M5R2 transmission. From reading these forums it appears that this is one weak link in this transmission and can happen fro normal wear. How many miles are on it?
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The transmission should be a Mazda M5R2. I don't know a lot about the transmissions in general, but another common problem I have read about is leaking from the rubber shift rail seals.
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Read that white tag on side of transmission to get Ford #number OEM.
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Moved to appropriate forum per our "Read First!" annoucement at the top of the 87-96 forum...

It's definitely an M5R2 (aka M5OD).

It's not uncommon for the shift fork to go out, if the tranny was working fine previously to that failure...I'd simply replace the worn parts and flush the tranny with fluid. Fill it up and run it, if it works fine then off ya go. If you still have problems than something else is wrong.

Then I'd change it within 50 miles and leave it as long as there are no other symptoms.

I'm meticulous about any metal debris that could be in the tranny from the shift fork so I personally would fluid the fluid and make sure it's clean.
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Yep, its an M5OD. The forks can be replaced by just pulling the top cover and sliding out the shift rail. Pretty simple.

Worn forks are almost always the result of a driver that won't keep his hand off the shifter. If you rest your hand on the shifter between shifts you are wearing out the shift forks.

The other thing that can cause worn shift forks is a bad pilot bearing. If the pilot bearing is dragging then it requires more effort to shift (as additional pressure is required on the synchro ring to spin the gear up - and you therefore wear the synchro ring too) and that wears the fork. So while you have the transmission out to change the forks, inspect the clutch and pilot bearing. Replace as necessary.

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I have the same trans. just had mine out to do a new clutch and slave and pilot bearing. swapped out the top of the trans for a top that was recently rebuilt.
Since I put the trans back in everytime I let off the throttle it starts grinding and wanting to come back out of gear it never comes back out of gear completely. I either throw it in neutral or hit the throttle.
I pulled mine back out last night and pulled the top back off and dont see anything wrong with it so I dont know what to do with the dang thing
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