Why is my 6 spd manual tranny hard to shift into all gears?

oregonrusty
0

Asked by May 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM about the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST Quad Cab SB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Out of the blue my truck became hard to shift into any gear.  Up shifting is sort of ok but down shifting it is difficult to get into gear (clutch pedal fully depressed).  A couple of times it almost didn't go into gear, especially first.  No leaks under the truck and the fluid reservoir is full.

4 Answers

Тимур Туйчиев
45

i think you have to change gear oil in your manual transmission! that might help to resolve ur problem

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Dan Connell
8,955

yup id start with a gear oil change. if your one of those people who doesnt always use the clutch when down shifting its more than likely the synchronizers

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Mike Tritle
2,865

I would check your clutch adjustment. If there is air in the Hydraulic lines the clutch is not fully disengaging and is dragging power to the trans even with pedal down. That will make it hard to shift. Clue is if for just a second or two when upshifting (1-2 or 2-3, etc.) it clicks in when rpm matches speed, you have a dragging clutch. Other problems can be a worn input shaft holding the disc on the flywheel as well. Check for leaks, top off and bleed the hydraulic clutch and see if that helps. Good Luck!

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
Jasonivey13
20

When I disengage the clutch it pops out of gear. Any clue what this might be caused by?

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Transmission wont shift below 3rd gear. 14 answers

    I have a 1996 Dodge RAM 1500 4X4 with the 318. The transmission seems to be stuck and will not shift below 3rd gear. It starts out in 3rd then eventually shifts up to 4th but will not down shift into ...

    1996 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • shifting problems 23 answers

    i have a 2000 dodge ram 1500 5.2L v8 2wd auto trans and just yesterday while driving down the road my truck wont seem to shift into higher gears the rpm's get higher and higher and it still wont shift...

    2000 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why my 2012 dodge is stuck in 4th gear manual, it wont stay in drive? 4 answers

    it has the option to switch the truck to manual, from starting the truck it will be in drive then switch automatically to 4th gear manual, and cant shift down or up. and it wont stay in drive ..? it...

    Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 won't shift higher than 2nd gear. 1 answer

    I was driving, and my truck bucked hard once. After this, it didn't want to shift out of first gear. I got it to shift to second by feathering the gas, but then it would definitely not shift into th...

    1998 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1993 Dodge Stealth 5-SPD-Manual will not Shift into gear... 2 answers

    Worked dandy up until a week ago. I can move the shifter left and right but not into gear. There seems to be resistance and occasionally a grinding sound if I pull hard enough(usually in third. Trie...

    1993 Dodge Stealth 2 Dr R/T Turbo AWD Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Ram 1500
Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?
CarGurus has 13,989 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $699.
ZIP:

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 4,400
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 4,030
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 3,990
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150"
2,812 Great Deals out of 196,510 listings starting at $1,600
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
1,913 Great Deals out of 127,681 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Ram 2500"
154 Great Deals out of 5,621 listings starting at $4,800
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
743 Great Deals out of 58,488 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tundra"
432 Great Deals out of 19,861 listings starting at $2,980
Used Toyota Tacoma"
439 Great Deals out of 20,499 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Charger"
422 Great Deals out of 33,957 listings starting at $1,990
Used Dodge Dakota"
142 Great Deals out of 4,470 listings starting at $995
Used Jeep Wrangler"
645 Great Deals out of 54,852 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty"
359 Great Deals out of 45,051 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan Titan"
190 Great Deals out of 6,753 listings starting at $3,250
Used Dodge Ram 3500"
126 Great Deals out of 2,559 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang"
347 Great Deals out of 47,543 listings starting at $1,100

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 ST Quad Cab SB 4WD For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 56 listings starting at $7,995