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Tranny or shifter

(1990 Ford Taurus)
in Buffalo, NY on November 24, 2010
i was drivein my 1990 taurus sho herd a click noise its a 5 sp now the shifter moves freeley and 1st gear is eather 4th or 3rd no reverse i not sure what it could b dont thank the tranny but could b it has 100k on it ran great until this issue while in a gear the shifter is not locked in it just moves freely
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on November 24, 2010
Based on what you're saying, I feel like there is a failure in the shifter fork area of the transmission. The linkage could be an issue also, but I'm thinking that what happened happened inside the unit where the fork selects gears. Some diassembly will be required to pin point the source of the problem.
on November 25, 2010
thank . im pritty handy with cars but first time i had issues wityh manual trans.i havent got under neath it to c if any thing down there.. but r u thanking the tranny needs to b disambled? or the shifter assembly? do ya got a facebook?
on November 25, 2010
It will need to be at least accessed. The shifter first, but the fork and such is at the top of the trans where the shifter mounts. I'm not entirely sure about that transmission, but most need to be pulled out to service.
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