I own a 2005 ranger 3.0 v6 2wd 5speed. I have about 70k miles on it, Ive been having troubles with getting the stick into gear i feel like i am fighting it in to place and I hear grinding some times. I have changed the trans fluid once and that's the only work that has been done to the trans. It seems to be worse if the truck has been siting for a while but then it will loosen up and be a little more functional. Any ideas on what I should check for or fix?
Are you losing fluid from your clutch fluid reservoir? Look at the side of your transmission to see if it's leaking there. If so, then it's your slave cylinder. It could be your master cylinder as well, though. Don't count out that possibility.