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    just got a 86 f350 diesal has the 7.3 turbo in it and 4 speed trans. its a pain in the ass to get into 1st or 2nd when at a stop. once in gear and under way shifts great and smooth. what could be causing this? air in the lines? need adjusment?

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    Do you mean that it's not wanting to downshift as your coming to a stop, or it feels like it's starting out in higher gear on take-off?

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    I think he is talking about a standard....not an auto.

    Id check the hydraulics and throw out bearing. That could be causing the hard to get in gear at a stop syndrome. Im not sure on your truck, but on my old cummins I put south bends HD hydraulics in there and it helped make the truck much easier to get into gear at a light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAFD View Post
    just got a 86 f350 diesal has the 7.3 turbo in it and 4 speed trans. its a pain in the ass to get into 1st or 2nd when at a stop. once in gear and under way shifts great and smooth. what could be causing this? air in the lines? need adjusment?
    If this is a manual trans, the clutch master and slave were a problem, had a explorer the factory replaced several times. Had to change it last year again the new set up works fine.
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    hey everyone sorry didnt notice anyone replied to this. its a 4 speed manual. when stopped trying to put it in first or second is a pain. but once in gear shifting threw gears is really smooth. downshifting i have to tap the gas to get the right rpms just right and it slides right into gear. reverse is hit and miss sometimes its smooth sometimes it grinds.

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    It is a release problem without a dought
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    thats what i was thinking hope adjusting it does the trick.

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    This could be because of the pilot bearing not releasing or also synchros. If you come to a stop in 3rd gear and then try shifting into first and it does not want to engage then it's most likely the pilot. If it does then shift nicely into first gear then that would point to synchros.

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    cool thanks next time i drive it i will try the 3rd to 1st dealio.

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