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can this be an easy fix?

ok, so i was leaving a friends last night and i shifted into 3rd and it wont come out of 3rd now, has anyone else ever had this problem?
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Can you switch gears now?
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Auto or a manual
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manual, and its stick in 3rd, the shifter wont move
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I'm stumped.
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push the clutch?
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lol, it would still come out of gear even if the clutch wasnt pushed, my 3rd gear has been kicking out here lately, but i was expecting to have to hold it in like my prevoius 3 rangers, not get it stuck in gear, i think ford transmissions hate me, ive had to replace at least one in every ranger that ive owned, but i found another 5 speed with 30000 miles on it for 125, so ill be getting it 2morrow
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mine was doing the a similar thing. but i was stuck in 2nd and i could move my shifter to every gear and it was still in 2nd. more than likely your shifting mechanism is screwed up and needs to be replace. i know they have a spring in them that is crap and that is what broke on mine.
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you eather have bad synos are you got a bent shifter fork take the top off the trans and take a look you will see the bent fork when you take the top off if thats the prob
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the shifter wont move at all, and i took the top plate off last night and everything seems to be in order
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youll have to dig deeper then
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Take a 10 pound hammer to it, something is going to move. lol
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i once had this happen with a car and there turned out to just be a rock stuck in some of the linkage... kinda a long shot but worth a try
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ok, well i tore the tranny apart, and there was a small pin that had halfway fallen out of the 3/4 shifter rod or whatever its called, wit the pin out it works fine, do you think its safe to drive it like this?
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there was a small pin that had halfway fallen out of the 3/4 shifter rod, with the pin out it works fine, do you think its safe to drive it like this?
No ! Buy new parts and replace.
Not completely sure but it sounds like a detent pin to keep the shifter/trans in gear.

You will be driving along without the pin/spring and the truck will pop out of gear.
Third is important; do it right and fix it by cleaning up the trans, replacing worn or broken parts.
You will be better off in the long run.
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the pin is what caused it to get stuck in third, it slid out and got hung up in the housing, and it has detent *****, so i really dont know what the pin is for
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can you put the pin back in place?
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then just put it back in, or replace the pin
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