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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013 Thread Starter
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1990 Manual transmission shifting issue

I just swapped in a 2.3 out of another '90 mustang (guy was doing a turbo swap). It runs great, I did new water pump timing belt plugs etc. When I get in and start driving everything is just fine and dandy, but after a while it doesn't want to shift into gears while the engine is running. Turn it off and it'll shift normally, but if its running reverse wants to grind like there's no tomorrow, and 1-5 just dont go. If i'm moving its ok too What can I look at?


1990 Mustang 2.3 N/A 5spd
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I am assuming its a manual but check your clutch cable, failing that you will need to look at transmission oil, then clutch/flywheel. Easiest way to check fly wheel is to drop of the starter motor and carefully get one one to manual turn the engine. Just don't mess up your timing.


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I just put the engine in, so I cleaned up the flywheel, checked the clutch, put in new tranny fluid. Seems like the adjuster for my clutch cable isn't working.

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do the dogbone cable upgrade in the sticky and you can take the slack out of your cable. good luck
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