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Hey y'all, Ever since I had a slight impact to the rear of my truck, I have been having an issue with my trans, When engaging into first, depending how fast let off the clutch and what-not, the trans will tilt towards my passenger side then whip right back after I am fully engaged. It doesn't really happen in any other gear other than first but I can see how the "Torque" (I use the term loosely for the 2.3 lol) from the higher RPMS when I am in first and second will shift the transmission to the pass side.


I checked my bellhousing bolts and trans mount bolts but they were tight. I even bought a new one to replace the old mount, but have yet to replace it just yet.

I also tighten down everything on my Hurst shifter to be sure but no change

I would like to get under the truck and see what is causing this issue but I am Not Crazy enough to let my friend drive my truck while I look under the to see what is going on, lol.

Anyone have any Idea where I should look?

Oh the truck Is a '95 Supercab ranger with the 2.3/M5OD.
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i have to wonder if you broke an engine mount
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Get a video camera under there and go for a spin?
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just go under with a pry bar and gently start prying on things. like i said above, check the engine mounts and trans mount. something had to give to let the trans move around. it sounds like the engine mount broke and is allowing everything to twist under high torque loads
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May not be the trans moving.
Check the cab mounts.If they're rusted out the frame may be moving separate from the cab.
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I agree, I just read your post and thought either a broken engine or trans mount.
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