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Continuation of truck problems
It has been awhile since I posted. I have now noticed that the blue smoke only last for about the first 2-3 minutes when the truck is cold and started.
The main problem I have now is the getting in gear problem. I first thought it was the clutch master/slave. So I bought the pre-bled Ford unit and had my mechanic install it. It was slightly better, but then started to get worse.
Thought was maybe cracked pressure plate. Took to Aamco, they said was bent shift lever or linkage (not sure). They got the part in but then found that it didn't help. They then check further and say they found what looked to be aluminum metal shavings in the oil.
They now think it is a shift fork, and that it would need to be rebuilt. I'm probably going to at least get a second opinion from another shop.
Last I drove it, it had gotten worse when stopped. To when I first started it I tried for 5 minutes to get it into any gear after I took it out of 1st and it would not go in. When the clutch is down and I try to push it into gear, I do notice the truck try to very slight edge forward.
The only way I was able to get it into gear was to put the truck's 4x4 into neutral, then put the truck into gear, and turn the truck off and put the 4x4 back into high. When the 4x4 was in neutral the transmission would row through the gears just fine.
Not sure if any of this helps in anyway not having the vehicle. Based on what I have heard and check from the shops, I am looked at between $2800-$3500 to have the transmission rebuilt and put a new clutch in at the same time. Just want to make sure it does need it.
They have yet to drop the transmission, they want $700 to take it out and open up and check it, which would include putting it back in after that (with or without rebuilding).
I appreciate any help or ideas with this situation.