'92 explorer all stock with 5-speed manual. I recently did an engine swap in this truck and have it on the road now. I put about 200 miles on it so far. It is getting hard to shift it into gear from a dead stop. If I put it into third gear (while holding the clutch in, not moving), I can then get it to go into first gear. When it does this, I still have about the same let-out on the clutch pedal before it engages the clutch so that seems normal. I was thinking pilot bearing, but I can shift it into third or fourth no problem. In the process of the engine swap, I put a lot of new parts in since I had it apart. I put in a new clutch, new slave cylinder (oem ford part), had the flywheel resurfaced and a new pilot bearing. In the tranny, I put in a new shifter bushing. I also put in a new 5th gear and new bearings on the output shaft and rear of the countershaft. I looked at the syncronizers and they looked good (for what I could see). Nothing bad inside the tranny so that is as far as I went. I don't get any grinding going into 1st or 2nd while driving so I think the syncros are good. When it doesn't go into gear, it just will not budge. No grinding into gear, just like hitting a wall with the shifter. Could it be the bearings on the input cluster or between the input and output cluster. I thought if they had too much slop, there could be a slight misalignment in the gears. Could it be the shifter rail binding? Doesn't give me a problem when moving, though. I know the biggest cause of this type of problem is clutch related, but since I have new parts in the clutch, I'm thinking it's elsewhere.