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ZF5 2nd gear downshift issue

Truck will not go into 2nd while moving must stop to put in 2nd but runs great other than this issue. i am about to buy but do not want to spemnd another $2k to fix trans right away. Anyone help truck is $5,ooo with no rust crew cab and 7.3
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It is probably the synchro ring (it was on mine) if it is that bad and all other gears are fine. Cheers!

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How much and how bad

Was it expensive and how long do they last till trans just isnt able to go anymore. or is it just an anotying thing, i could live with that for awhile.
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Its more of an annoying thing (at least it was for mine) so if you can live with it, you should be good for awhile. For me, I needed 2nd when towing the trailer (empty was no problem) at low speeds and downshifting got near impossible. I bought a ZF-factory remanufactured unit for $1800. You could probably have yours rebuilt for a lot less. Cheers!

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I appreciate your time, I have found $1550 for remanufactured trans doesn't seem too bad to swap out, I think i could do myself.
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If you can get or borrow a tranny jack, it is very helpful. The trannies are fairly heavy. I found it easier to remove the shifter and the stub (just don't lose the square white plastic bushings down into the tranny when you take the shifter stub out). Cheers!

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The rebuild kit(bearing, syncros an seals) is about $250. So 1500 for a "reman" is a rip off to me. My trans guy charges me $450 to hand him a ZF and rebuild it

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Thanks for info

Yeah, that sounds more like it. They not too bad getting in and out I've been told.
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