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Old 11-11-2012, 07:48   #1 (permalink)
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I want to know what I can do to help my shifting, sometimes I can shift nice and smooth with no problem. Other times it feels like I have to work a bit more for it and it takes a little longer to place. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:07   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Shifting

Could be a clutch assembly fault , a linkage fault , a hydraulic fault or a gear synchro fault .
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Old 11-11-2012, 13:11   #3 (permalink)
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Older Ford manuals aren't known for their synchronization, how difficult are we talking?
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On some there was problems with the clutch centre plate sticking on input shaft splines .
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Not TOO difficult but you can tell the difference when it happens.
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Old 11-11-2012, 15:25   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Shifting

The other thing you can do which might help is to check level or replace gearbox oil .
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Where would I look for that?
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Old 11-12-2012, 18:22   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Shifting

You should have 2 plugs, on in the bottom and one a little higher. You fill to the bottom of the higher plug. Best to get a hand pump.
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Old 11-12-2012, 20:33   #9 (permalink)
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O.k., but where would I find it?
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Not sure, other than on the transmission. You'll have to get under the car and look for 2 pipe plugs near the bottom of the transmission.
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