Go Back   Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans > Pre-1997 F150 > 1987 - 1996 F150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Garage Photos FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read StoreVendor Directory

Welcome to F150 Forum!
Welcome to F150 Forum,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-06-2008, 08:59 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default 96 f150 manual - hard shift

This is a 1996 f150, 5.0L, manual 5 speed. When the truck is run cold before coming up to normal operating temperature, the transmission shifts smooth through all gears. When the temp. is normal, I get hard shifting especially between 1st and 2nd. Any tips on what causes this? Is it vacuum related?
j96f150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 11:24 AM   #2
Senior Member
5 Year Member
 
wde3477's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cape Girardeau MO
Posts: 2,369
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Wondering if your clutch is not fully disengaging? Not aware of any vacuum components on a manual tranny, but I'm not really up to date on the newer stuff.
__________________
1989 F150 XLT standard-cab shortbed 4x4, 5.0L, AOD, 3.55 gears, manual hubs, 31x10.50 tires, 216K miles. Repainted Oct09.
wde3477 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 12:06 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

check the case of the trans for fluid leaks.
Hooptie82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 01:17 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default tranny dry

There are no transmission fluid leaks at all. The clutch resoivoir is full. The truck has 200k and I see from the svc. records the clutch was replaced including clutch kit and pressure plate at 160k. When you let the clutch pedal out it engages normally and well before the pedal is fully released.
j96f150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 03:36 PM   #5
We'd do it
 
Just call me Sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orlando,Fl.
Posts: 29,956
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 29
Thanked 330 Times in 295 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Just call me Sean
Default

Make sure the tranny is full of fluid, it takes Dextron/Mercon III. The shifter bushings are probably worn out and will cause hard shifting. With the shifter in gear there should be minimal side to side play.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Early Cuyler
Fights begin, fingerprints are took, days is lost, bail is made, court dates are ignored, cycle is repeated.
Just call me Sean is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 07:36 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Columbus Georgia
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default trannt fluid

Quote:
Originally Posted by Just call me Sean View Post
Make sure the tranny is full of fluid, it takes Dextron/Mercon III. The shifter bushings are probably worn out and will cause hard shifting. With the shifter in gear there should be minimal side to side play.

I just read this and now I am confused. Dextron/Mercon III in a manual. Isn't this an automatic fluid.I thought manuals took a heavier fluid like 80W. Please set me straight, because I was going to go get some fluid TODAY and top mine off since I have a hard shifting from 1st to 2nd.(1996 F-150 4.9/5 speed manual. My famous quote,Please God keep me from screwing this up. Thanks guys Mike
melledge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 04:46 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default confirm use of Mercon III

According to the Haynes manual, only the manual transmissions on 92 and earlier call for sae 80w gear lube, 93 and newer 4, 5 speed use Mercon.
j96f150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 06:17 PM   #8
We'd do it
 
Just call me Sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orlando,Fl.
Posts: 29,956
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 29
Thanked 330 Times in 295 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Just call me Sean
Default

ALL M5OD 5 speed manual transmissions require Dextron/Mercon III, not just '93 and newer.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Early Cuyler
Fights begin, fingerprints are took, days is lost, bail is made, court dates are ignored, cycle is repeated.
Just call me Sean is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 10:32 PM   #9
Senior Member
5 Year Member
 
thejon2524's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

replace and bleed your clutch fluid will probably fix it, do your tranny fluid too before the tranny takes a dump on you
thejon2524 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 10:46 PM   #10
We'd do it
 
Just call me Sean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orlando,Fl.
Posts: 29,956
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 29
Thanked 330 Times in 295 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Just call me Sean
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thejon2524 View Post
before the tranny takes a dump on you
That's disgusting.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Early Cuyler
Fights begin, fingerprints are took, days is lost, bail is made, court dates are ignored, cycle is repeated.
Just call me Sean is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 10:46 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
F-150 hard shift between 1st-2nd sabernathy62296 1987 - 1996 F150 28 01-21-2014 09:05 PM
2003 F150 wont electric shift into 4wd lettereat 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 25 04-12-2013 04:19 PM
Hard down shift- help flyboy 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 1 11-16-2008 04:28 PM
5 speed Trans hard to shift murphykevins Maintenance Shop 3 09-06-2008 07:59 PM
95 F150 6cyl idles high won't shift hoofhearted 1987 - 1996 F150 2 05-17-2007 12:13 PM

 

The Mustang Source

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2
Copyright 2006 - 20011 F150forum.com
This site is in no way affiliated with the Ford Motor Company.


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.