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Shifting

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Post by jdpan » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:41 am

All of a sudden it's really hard to shift into second and third gear, not always but sometimes. Its like the ratchet just locks up solid and wont move then like magic it works again. Seems to be ok when not in motion but going down the road it happens periodicly. Before I rip into the trans, i was just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on what might be happening.... Its been a buncha years since I rebuilt this thing so my memory is a little faded. I searched but didnt find anything that addresses this issue in particular. The clutch is udjusted correctly and other than this problem, it works just fine. Thanks



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Re: Shifting

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Post by 1950Panhead » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:08 am

2nd and 3rd use different shift forks, engagement dogs and shafts.
Check the oil level and linkage (for binding) first.
Jerry

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Re: Shifting

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Post by jdpan » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:14 am

I topped it off but the oil level didnt appear to be too low. I suspected the linkage as well, the three screws on the ratchet arm were loose and the clevis pin was showing wear so it was replaced. Now it will do it occasionally while up on the jack not moving.. It locks up tighter than a drum until I downshift it and try second again then it goes in. Weird.

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Re: Shifting

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Post by Bosheff » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:55 am

Sounds like it might be in the lid. That's where I'd be lookin....bosheff

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Re: Shifting

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Post by jdpan » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:18 pm

I'm thinking more like the ratchet itself.

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Re: Shifting

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Post by jdpan » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:32 am

Broken pawl spring, hopefully my local shop has them in stock. Just gonna rebuild the whole thing.

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