how do you fix slopy 5 speed manual shifter

Asked by Mar 13, 2007 at 08:05 PM about the 1990 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It feels like a bus shifting this truck you can move the shifter 6 inches side to side and maybe you find 3rd or maybe not!

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Hey BigOldRed. This is one that a pro has to lay hands on although without feeling it, I'm hopeful it's a simple repair. Take a fresh cup of coffee to your local Ford Dealer's Service Manager early some morning and see if he'll spill his guts. He'll probably enjoy seeing the old girl. Good luck!

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I have the same issue with my 90 lariat. Mine is the bolt that holds the shift lever to the transmission, it fits like a wedge in there. If you have the wrong bolt, or the original is warn you get that side to side swing.

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go to your local auto parts store and get a manual trans repair kit, go home, grab your phone and go to youtube. it is not fairly hard and you could do it yourself

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