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If you don't find anything wrong with the master or slave cylinders you may need to drop it and check the pilot bearing in the flywheel. My 94 started getting harder and harder to get into gear while stopped. New master, new slave, same problem. Pulled clutch apart and checked it - good. While i had it that far apart I put a new pilot bearing in. Problem went away. Shifts like a dream. Now if I could just get rid of the misfire........
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well i guess i have been corrected. im a transport mechanic... trade school taught us that no trans had a synchonized first or reverse gear.... shows how good my teachers are
The only teacher you can count on is experience. You'll usually learn what NOT to do before you learn what to do.
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If you don't find anything wrong with the master or slave cylinders you may need to drop it and check the pilot bearing in the flywheel. My 94 started getting harder and harder to get into gear while stopped. New master, new slave, same problem. Pulled clutch apart and checked it - good. While i had it that far apart I put a new pilot bearing in. Problem went away. Shifts like a dream. Now if I could just get rid of the misfire........
my buddy that works at ford told me broken valve springs are common on the 3.0L rangers and that can definitely cause a misfire. I too have a misfire that wont go away. my fingers are crossed as to that being it I really dont want to pull the motor apart.
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Another common ranger problem. I would first check the fluid level in the trans, as they tend to cook them self's and have seal failure, then bleed the slave. If that doesn't work it may be the synchros. Sorry to say but Ford in the late '90s to the 2000's stretched them self's way to thin and every Company they were part owners of from Volvo to Mazda had crappy parts and subsequent quality issues. But thats just my opinion. I am slowly changing one failed part after another, and think it will never end...
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Did anybody tried using manual transmission oil additive with Molybden like MOLYSLIP ?
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How about using Castrol Synthetic Gear Oil 75W90 ?
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How about using Castrol Synthetic Gear Oil 75W90 ?
Go ahead, put Gear oil in an M5OD, see what happens.
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well i guess i have been corrected. im a transport mechanic... trade school taught us that no trans had a synchonized first or reverse gear.... shows how good my teachers are
thats strange in our classes i never really heard that. i did hear that 1st and R gears are cut different. Difference being horizontal instead of cross or something to that effect. not that this really adds anything to this as the problem seems to have already been addressed.

Im just bored and wanted to type haha
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Go ahead, put Gear oil in an M5OD, see what happens.
My M5OD takes gear oil :P. My truck was made 2 years before the switch to atf.
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My M5OD takes gear oil :P. My truck was made 2 years before the switch to atf.
There is No M5OD in existence that takes gear oil. The only transmissions ever put in the rangers that take gear oil are the FM145s and 146s, and the Toyo Kogyo.
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Some times I had this issue, letīs say once per week, this is my third 2.3L manual tranny ranger and was the same with the other ones. I just shift to 4th or 3rd, then try again 1st and thats it !

about only 15K miles on mine.
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