1983 Mustang GT w/ 5-speed, but 5th gear won't engage
5th gear isn't working. All other gears are fine, but trying to shift into 5th, nothing happens. There is in some attempts a very light grinding, like there's a gear there but it's not fully engaging.
Now, that being said, I'm planning to rebuild the transmission myself, anyway (it's a project car after all, so why not try to acquire a new skill? Worst case, I botch it horribly, in which case I'm back where I started, i.e., needing someone to rebuild the thing for me). But will it be something that most likely requires replacing that 5th gear? Any ideas on this?
Also, is there a good book for transmission repair and rebuild, geared toward these T-5s?
Thanks to all.
1983 Mustang GT convertible -- under restoration
Previous models owned:
1980 3.3L I6 notchback (my first car...sigh)
1996 3.8L V6 coupe
(NOTE: the '96 replaced a '95 coupe I had that was thoughtfully totaled...after I had owned it all of 6 days...by a lady who was thinking about Christmas shopping instead of driving)