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Technical Info: 2nd Gen 24 VALVE DRIVETRAIN Technical discussion of second generation (1998 - 2002) 24-valve engine and drivetrain questions, solutions and upgrades.
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Old 06-07-2017
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Default Manual trans wont shift into gear

It`s been a while since I have asked for advice on my truck because I haven`t had any issues ........until this morning . Coming home after going about 4 blocks my truck suddenly wouldn`t shift into 5th gear . Now I had already stopped and started 3 or 4 times with absolutely no problems ! Pulled over and it wouldn`t go into any gear . Finally got it into 2nd and took off but it wouldn`t shift into any gear again . Since I was about a mile from home I slowly limped back to the house . With engine running it is very hard to get it to go into any gear , if at all . Turn engine off and it easily goes through all gears . Start engine and same problem , no gears or sometimes it will go but not easy . To describe how it feels , it feels like bent linkage , but I don`t even know if it even has linkage . This is on my 01 ,2500 4x4 , 5speed manual , cummins engine ,165000 miles . Anyone have any thought or suggestions ? I sure could use some good info instead of the expensive trans/clutch replacement I am fearing might be the fix , so be gentle with me guys .
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I'm just guessing, but when my shifting fork broke in my '91 it did pretty much the same thing.
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slave cylinder possibly? do you have good pedal?
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Yes the pedal is just like always , meaning I haven`t noticed any thing different so I think I have good pedal .

If it was the shifting fork wouldn`t it do it all the time ? Mine shifts smooth if the engine is off .

I`m just grasping at straws here but if the fluid level of the trans was low , could it make it act like this ? If so , how would you check it ? Take the fill plug out and put finger in to see if it had fluid ?

What get me is there was no warning for several blocks with several starts and stops then all the sudden it just wouldn`t go into gear .
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really sounds like a clutch or throw out bearing does it grind when trying to shift with engine running?
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No it doesn`t grind .
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Mine did that when I bent the throwout bearing wishbone.
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update :
Clutch replaced , all good , now to work on the death wobble !!!!
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Was anything else replaced or adjusted?
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Was anything else replaced or adjusted?


Flywheel , clutch , pressure plate , throw out bearing , I guess everything . The pilot bearing ( I think ) was actually welded to the flywheel , which is why it was replaced . I don`t know why it all happened . I don`t pull heavy loads or drive it hard and it only had 165000 miles , but actually I guess that`s about the life of the clutch, I don`t know .I`m just happy it shifts good again . When I get the front end taken care of , I will have a almost new truck again . Well I mean after tires and I replace the cracked dash and a couple of other small things .
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