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Why does the fifth gear pop out of my 2007 Ford Ranger when I drive on the highway?

Asked by Steven

I have a 2007 Ford PJ Ranger and my fifth gear seems to be popping out on me while driving on the highway. I'm wondering if anyone may have an idea why as I don't have the money to get it checked out by a mechanic right now. The vehicle does have a lot of kms on it, having done over 100,000km in the two years I've owned it (over 428,000km in total). Any help would be appreciated.

Answered by CarsGuide

11 Sep 2020 David Morley

The problem could be in the gearbox selectors which, as their name suggests, are the mechanical linkages that allow you to select each gear. If the selectors for fifth gear are worn or incorrectly adjusted, you could have a situation where the car is not fully selecting fifth gear, allowing it to pop out of gear when you load the transmission.

The other possibility, of course, is that, at 428,000km (a pretty good innings for one of these vehicles) the actual internal bits of the gearbox are so worn that the thing is jumping out of fifth in protest. If that’s the case, an inspected, second-hand replacement gearbox from a wrecking yard would be the most cost-effective solution.

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