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Help - WD45 Transmission Problem

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12-01-2013 08:30:57

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Just brought a 55 WD45 home. Shifting seemed a bit overly stiff but Shifted thru all gears OK before I loaded it. Got it home - Tried to put it in reverse but now stuck in a forward gear. Tried to work shift lever and it felt like I got it into neutral, but still forward. Now shift lever very loose. Help please?

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12-02-2013 17:36:40

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 Re: Help - WD45 Transmission Problem in reply to ACEd, 12-01-2013 08:30:57  
When I bought my 56 wd45 the shifter gave me problems , so I changed the complete top . I found one on this site and never had another problem .

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12-01-2013 08:41:35

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 Re: Help - WD45 Transmission Problem in reply to ACEd, 12-01-2013 08:30:57  
Pull the rubber boot up, find a snap ring that holds the shift lever in place. remove that and pull the lever out. Reach in with a long screwdriver and align all three shift collars so the slots line up. Replace lever and snap ring.

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12-03-2013 19:49:02

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 Re: Help - WD45 Transmission Problem in reply to JMS/.MN, 12-01-2013 08:41:35  
OK - did as suggested, shifted with some effort but feels loose - then poped out again - seems like there is a wear issue - not sure if its ball or the tip of shifter - any thoughts appreciated.

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12-03-2013 19:51:48

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 Re: Help - WD45 Transmission Problem in reply to ACEd, 12-03-2013 19:49:02  
PS - on looking doen at tops of rails there seems to be a gap between 3-4 rail and R rail that may be wide enough to let shifter go thru. Is this a problem with rails or is tip of shifter too thin - but shifter tip does not look that worn.

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