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shifter or transmission problems?

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Old 05-26-2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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Default shifter or transmission problems?

Hello friends I'm having a problem with my transmission and I'm trying to narrow down what the problem may be. I have a 1991mustang lx 5.0 . It has been sticking in 3rd gear every now and then when I would try the go from 3 rd to 4th. Last night I got to 4th gear and it would bearly come out into neutral. I was able to get it back home and when I pulled in I was just playing with it and I was able to get 1-4 but not 5 or reverse. Then it went back to not movingagain I pulled out the shifter quick is the factory shifter and it would not move at all once I got it out. I checked to see if something had jammed up or came apart but could not find anything. So I have to get a new shifter regardless. I sprang for the Hurst ford racing model. I have just been told that it is the shifting rod or fork in the transmission its self. I won't be able to tell till I get the shifter later this week but I was wandering if anyone has had a problem like this before.
Thank you in advance for any advice
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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Sounds like the fork to me. Missing shifts(especially while driving with a heavy foot) will bend it rather quickly.
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