Shifting into 2nd

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marc

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hello, I just bought a 1986 FJ60. the truck ran well for the 12hr drive from salt lake to portland or. however when the truck is cold it is really difficult to shift into 2nd gear, usually it will grind gears a little and then go in.
there is about two-three inches of no resistance when i press the clutch pedal.
it is all stock (as of now) with a 4 speed manual tranny.
any clues or suggestions.
thanks
marc :-/
 
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check the fluid level on the hydraulic clutch, check the master at the firewall (inside and out) for leaks and check the slave for leaks. Possible you have air in the lines, and a bad seal somewheres.

Could also be a bad synchro to 2nd gear, but clutch fluid is much cheaper...lol
 
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cruzer

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Change's the tranny fluid, Could be a warn syncro. try double clutching the tranny may help. My minitruck is hard to downshift into first gear when it's cold.

Stew
 
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Erics75

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It sounds to me like a combination of all that was said. The 2nd gear synro would cause the grinding but the 2 inches of no resistance would more than likely be the hydraulics and changing the tranny fluid to maybe even a synthetic may help the cold shifting.
 

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