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Old 07-28-2010, 09:47 PM
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3 speed manual column shifter

Hello,

I just bought a 67 f100 with a 3 speed on the column and it's having trouble shifting from 1st to 2nd. I understand this is a common problem, but I'm new to this kind of thing, so can someone tell me how to fix the problem?

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Old 07-28-2010, 10:08 PM
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Check to see if your shift linkage might be binding..............
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Darrin, Pull the shift lever towards the steering wheel, and almost go to reverse before letting it go down in neutral and lifting into 2nd.

That method used to work for me, then I put in a C6 and stopped all that nonsense.




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Thanks for the help guys. I have been doing what you said John with sliding the shifter right up the steering wheel and letting it "pop" out of first before putting in second, but last night I was going up a hill and trying to shift into second and I guess I was in a hurry and the shifter was just loose between gears and the truck was still in first. I had to stop the truck and get under it to get the shifter loose. I guess I'm wondering if there's a rebuild I need to do or is this just part of the column shift. Thanks again!
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The shift lever binding up between 1st and 2nd gear is a very common problem with these trucks.

At the bottom of the steering column under the hood are the two manual control selector levers the shift rods from the transmission attach to.

In each lever is a rubber bushing and insulator. The rubber bushings harden up, age crack, break apart, causing the shift lever to bind up.

C5TZ7343A .. Bushing & Insulator Kit-This kit does both levers.

Ford just obsoleted this kit, but there are 146 still available at Ford Dealers/obsolete parts vendors.

Fits: 1965/72 F100/350 & 1973/79 F100/150 with 3 Speed Manual Transmission.

WESLEY OBSOLETE PARTS in Liberty KY has 1 = 606-787-5293.

TISON MOTOR CO in Estill SC has 3 = 803-625-2551.

JST AUTOMOTIVE in Lebanon TN has 5 = 615-443-3086.

GREEN SALES CO. in Cincinnati OH has 8 = 800-543-4959.

PARTS INTERNATIONAL in Farmers Branch TX has 37 = 888-727-0418.
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Thanks so much Bill!! I'll look into getting the kit!
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