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Anyone have this problem??

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by zipp5, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. zipp5

    zipp5 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I just bought a 90 f-350 4x4. The guy I bought it from said that the gear shift may need to be greased. The problem I'm having is shifting into any gear. As I go from park to reverse or drive it feels as if someone is pushing against me. Is this a minor problem or is it something that needs immediate attention??
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Ford uses little plastic bushings in the shifter linkage.Get some new ones from Ford,and cut the old ones out,and replace them.A little lubrication may help temporarily,but the problem will return.Replacement is the best solution.You can burn them out with a torch too,it makes it easier.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,304

    i have the same problem on my 86 f250

    was stiff last yr
    now wont move we ll fix it now that snowplow season starting

  4. zipp5

    zipp5 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    thanks. sounds like a good sat. project.:cool:
  5. Scenic Lawnscape

    Scenic Lawnscape Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    i have a 91 f-250 auto and the shifter is stiff as a board, is that all i have to do is replace those bushings??
  6. tuna

    tuna Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    My 89 F250 is the same way.