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    Default Hard time shifting into second

    I have a '98 f150 with a 4.6 and a 5 speed. It's not a smooth shift into second. It's bumpy, noisy, and takes more force than it should. It doesn't grind, but it doesn't sound or feel right. When it gets warm, it shifts better. The truck only has 47,000 miles. What could be causing this issue?

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    Was this caused by an issue with the transmission fluid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flantril View Post
    Was this caused by an issue with the transmission fluid?
    I'd have to say it was.I swapped out the trans fluid with fresh ATF, but it made no difference. However, when I swapped synchromesh in, it made a world of difference. It not only improved the shift quality, but it also made the transmission significantly quieter.

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    Try to re-flash the transmission by unplugging the battery for a few minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rencolins View Post
    Try to re-flash the transmission by unplugging the battery for a few minutes.
    This is a manual transmission. I'm sorry, I don't think I made that super clear. I fixed the issue by changing the transmission fluid to synchromesh. Thanks for the suggestion though.

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