1968 F100 stuck in 1st gear (3 on the tree)

Asked by Aug 16, 2019 at 05:47 PM about the 1968 Ford F-100

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just got the truck running--it'd been sitting for 7ish years.  I drove it down to
the corner, turned around, came back, no problems.  I took it back out and
drove less than a mile and it became stuck in 1st.  It seems like it may be an
issue in the column from what I've been able to read, but I'm no mechanic.  I
am trying to learn a bit by doing.  Any help is appreciated.

1968 F100
Straight six, 240 (3.6)
3 speed on the column

1 Answer

Hey man, no idea if my issue is the same but my 63 f100 with a floor conversion gets stuck in 2nd if you don’t properly follow the H pattern. go under the truck and see if one side of the linkage appears to go farther than the other side even though they should be aligned (if you have your car in what is usually neutral) if you are on a flat surface, you should be able to pop the gear out by hand. the only permanent solution i’ve found to this is strictly following the H pattern in the future. Hope this helps!

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