Hard Shifting 08 five-speed
Hey guys, this is my first post, and I'm really posting to help my grandfather-in-law. I frequent r3vlimited.com (an 3-series BMW forum), so I'm not new to automotive forums, or cars for that matter! Nice to be here tho, y'all have a nice site here.
My grandfather-in-law has a 2008 Ranger, 4.0L 2wd, 5-speed manual. It has under 10 000 miles on it, an is driven carefully and has been serviced by Ford. The transmission shifts rather firmly, the syncros seem to have a good bit of resistance. It sometimes takes a good arm to pull the trans into gear. The problem seems most prominent on 1-2 up shifts, 3-2 down and 2-1 down. The clutch, in my opinion, DOES seem to be disengaging, as it does not seem to effect 4th, 5th or Reverse, and does not have the problem sitting still.
Any ideas? Anyone else with this problem? Any TSBs out on this? What is the general opinion on switching the Merc V fluid to Redline MTL gear oil?