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Old 09-19-2014
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I was driving down the highway at 65 mph .jumped out of gear stuck in neutral. Any idea what the problem may be. SHIFTER AND CLUTCH PEDAL IS NORMAL.NO PLAY IN EITHER.There is a little leak wher drive shaft enterse training..Any ideas.Had to get truck towed .2007 ranger base 2.3 4 cyl. reg cab.It shifts smoothly.I was making a little honing sound when I was in 1st and second gear.or winding sound a couple weeks ago.
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If I'm understanding you correctly, I had similar happen to me old 93 4.0 5-speed while on a business roadtrip. I had downshifted into 4th for a large hill coming. Upon cresting the hill I threw the clutch and popped her into 5th. Seconds later the shifter shot out. Thinking a possible amateur mistake shift, I reattempted 5th gear, same thing happened. I nursed her to a dealership where my 5th gear synchro was shot. Had synchros and tranny R&R'd.

If you heard a whining, whirling, drone coming from the shifter while in gear, that's most likely your throwout bearing going/gone.
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hard to say for sure but a common problem on these 5 speeds is dry rotted shift rail plugs allowing fluid to leak while driving may have been run out of fluid or more commonly there is a shift bushing kit for these trucks when they start to go bad they can pop out of gear. Id check the fluid level then throw a bushing kit on like $30 from rock auto. Then if that fixes it id still address the plugs to prevent future damage.
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