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Changing out synchros?

My truck has been rough to shift into second gear for a while, you've got to put pressure on the shifter until it feels it is time to go into gear... otherwise you've got to jam it into gear. Its starting to do the same for fourth gear as well, and getting on my nerves.

I had the truck at the shop to get some work done and they told me they think its the synchros. This is the second opinion I've had on it without actually having the transmission taken apart and checked out.

So... I want to know if anybody has changed out the synchros, and is it difficult? Can be done through the plate in the cab, without dropping the transmission? If it can't be done that way, I'm not going to play around with it -with 90,000 miles on all original parts, I'd probably get everything changed out at a shop.
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The syncros are actually rings with little teeth that slide on the shaft with the gears.
Sorry but you have to disassemble the tranny to replace them.
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and i would actually worry if your syncros are bad at that kind of mileage, u should examine the driving style and modify it to pro long trans life...

ive had some of the dreaded early ranger trans missions reach well over 250k+ and still have no syhncro issuie
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The syncros are actually rings with little teeth that slide on the shaft with the gears.
Sorry but you have to disassemble the tranny to replace them.
Thanks for the info on the synchros, I was told they're like crows feet though, not rings... maybe they're different between manufacturer's transmissions? Or maybe I was told the wrong thing.

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and i would actually worry if your syncros are bad at that kind of mileage, u should examine the driving style and modify it to pro long trans life...

ive had some of the dreaded early ranger trans missions reach well over 250k+ and still have no syhncro issuie
Good point about the driving style, and believe me it has changed. Took me a while to realize my Ranger didn't shift like a sports car.
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