86 f 150 ,4 speed trans . 2nd gear grinds when I let off clutch,shifter is in the right spot for 2nd but when the clutch is let off it grinds. Turn the ignition off ,then on again the trans seems to

Asked by Guru8F72S Jan 08, 2020 at 08:23 PM about the 1986 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Manual trans is grinding ,turn ignition off
then on and it is fine,pulled the shifter out
,pulled fill plug and added gear oil to fill plug
,this didn't solve problem.. throw out bearing
,fork ,or synchro ? I need help

2 Answers


Worn synchros perhaps. Make sure the clutch is fully disengaging. Not sure if you can adjust the clutch linkage on your truck. Check the hydraulic fluid level.


Second gear synchro badly worn, shifting from first to third is going to tiresome real quick, might be cheaper to find a good used tranny, one with a warranty so at least the part is covered if it fails.

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