Continued: 1/2 ton WC transmission shifting

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Continued: 1/2 ton WC transmission shifting

Post by wc56daveyboy » Wed May 08, 2019 2:27 am

i posted this on Facebook but I realized a lot of very knowledgeable people don't use Facebook. So posting here too

Having Shifting issues with my new (rebuilt) tranny

Ok. So y'all probably remember my earlier post with the loud grinding.
General concensus is its the T/O bearing

Addressing that soon

Anyway.. I have another problem here.

Scenario. I am backing up, in reverse gear obviously.
Depress clutch, Stop the truck, move shifter from the reverse location and try to engage either first or second gear.

No dice. Acting like it's "locked up"

I cannot find either first or second after being in reverse. Actually as I write this I can't engage ANY of the forward gears

it just won't engage. Locked? Not sure the proper wording.

I also try this sequence;

I let out clutch while in neutral (allowing tranny to spin) depress clutch again, try for 1st or 2nd, same deal.

Then this:

Depress clutch again, put in reverse again,(once I'm able to find reverse again) let out clutch a bit, depress again, then I can get the darn thing into 1st or second.

Another scenario: regular driving. I can go thru the gears, 1-4, or 2-4th. I stop. And restart finding first or second without issue.

It's after being in reverse, then trying a forward gear that I see this issue.

here is a "possibility" I was thinking in trying to find my own answers.

I have a shift tower off of a transmission of unknown usage or condition.

Could the shifter tower cause what I am describing?

Or am I looking at another potential issue inside the transmission itself?
Does a freshly rebuilt transmission need a period of breaking in a bit?

I can't for the life of me think it's the transmission. They are so freakin simple.

Before it's asked, yes, I have enough travel
Adjustment of the clutch for complete disengagement of the gears

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Re: Continued: 1/2 ton WC transmission shifting

Post by wc56daveyboy » Wed May 08, 2019 2:38 am

I actually "captured" this condition described in one of my videos I made for the T/O and grinding noise I was trying to diagnose

See here:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wpZj3rq0cks

Perfect example of what I find happening

You can see where I "fumble" around trying to get this into a forward gear after driving it in reverse for a bit.

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Re: Continued: 1/2 ton WC transmission shifting

Post by Warren Duchesne » Wed May 08, 2019 6:25 am

Sounds like the shift top has problems.

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