This piece of information saved me a ton of potentially costly headaches. My bushing was shot. I had the same issue with 1st and 3rd. Now it shifts smoothly. But what a pain in the rear to get to. Thanks!One of the things you should also check before tipping the cab and diving into that project is the shifter bushing. It is the bushing that the shifter rides in and they do deteriorate with time causing the shifter to sit to low in the collar and then the shifter doesn't engage the shifter forks properly. You can get to it by pulling up on the rubber boot housing from inside the cab and then from the side sticking your hands in through the passenger side it will have a metal collar the detents down and putting downward pressure and turning it I think counterclockwise and it will let you release the shifter (BTW you need to disconnect the 3 airlines for downshift lever if you want to pull it completely out). You should have two guide pins on the inside of the transmission collar and they have to be removed to get the bushing out. Hope it helps
You said the bushings were the same part number for I, II and Reverse and the other shifter 1,2,3,4? Expedition imports told me there are two part numbers. Can you clarify?Thanks a lot for the pictures and details. Very helpful in changing this out and saved a lot of time. I changed both
bushings to avoid redoing later. Both are the same part number. Shifts like new.
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