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Hard To Shift Gear When Engine Is Running
89 Pickup V6 4x4 with manual transmission. When the engine is running, it’s very hard (I mean really hard, the vehicle has to be moving at certain speed, and I have to aggressively push the shift lever multiple times) to shift gear, especially to 1st, 2nd, and reverse. However, when the engine is off, there is no problem shifting.
Right now, it’s very difficult to drive this truck. At every traffic light, if I am lucky, I might be able push into 1st gear before the truck becomes fully stopped. Otherwise, I have to turn off the engine, put into 1st, and then restart the engine. To get into 2nd from 1st, I need luck, or I will ramp up RPM and jump into 3rd.
Any thoughts about the possible causes. I couldn’t find similar symptoms on the forum. Thanks for your input
Last edited by hydrogenh2; 03-20-2006 at 04:57 PM.