My Truck is stuck in 3rd gear?


Asked by Aug 23, 2013 at 12:56 AM about the 1969 Ford F-100

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1969 ford f100 is stuck in 3rd gear? it just wont come back down into neutral, Is there anything i can check? Or is it time for a new tranny?

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Tracy Hooks

Is it a "3 on the Tree?" If it's a column shift three-speed manual transmission, it's very likely that the shift collar is wearing out on the steering column and the linkages are trying to shift into two gears at once. You can pop off the linkages at the transmission (2 linkages on 2 levers) and see if things move. I had a '68 F-100 with a 240cu in. 6 cylinder and a 3 on the tree. Believe it or not, I was able to find a brand-new collar and tube for my truck!

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