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Manual Tran. hard to put in gear


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March 23, 1999
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'97 Explorer Sport
I have a 1997 Sport 4x4 with the 5spd manual transmission and 72,000 miles.
Everything has been fine, until the last 10,000 miles that I have been experiencing a hard time putting it into gear (either first or Reverse) when idling. It shifts fine once you get going, but when sopped and in neutral it's a pain.
Has anyone experienced this? What could it be? Please help.

PS Mine has the Mazda 5 spd transmission, for those who care.

Juan Felsmann

[This message has been edited by felsmann (edited 10-04-1999).]