97 Ranger XLT 2.3L Transmission sticking
So i was driving down the freeway and got in fourth gear, i noticed my gear going in can hard, ...didnt pay much attention to it, when i was wanting to shift into 5th it got stuck in fourth and i had a hard time pullin it out of 4th, then it did realease and i got it into 5th ...and for my luck it didnt come out of fifth...i had to leave it parked next to the free way cuz i didnt know wat was wrong... lol funny thing is i work on construction machinery, just got into the job. I got a general transmission book and start reading it all. Came home took the shift stick off, and i was lookin at the fork thru a small whole on top, grabbed a small pry bar and gently got it out of 5th gear. Installed everything back the way i took it off...and wiggled the shifter...So i took it out for a spin, and i have encountered hard shifftin into most of the gears, but it happens intermittently, as far as the reading i did on transmisions, i'm thinking my tranny has synchronizers for going into gears, but not sure. Would anybody know how to find out where i can locate the serial number of my tranny, and if any familiar ideas i can try out to trouble shoot my gears going in hard and sticking? Any help would help before i decide to drop the tranny and open it up ....