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02-22-05, 05:41 PM   #1  
Passing gear ????

I have a 1981 Ford F-100 w/a 302 Engine.... My Question is : Is the Passing gear Rod supposed to have a return spring on it @ the Carb. (mine does not) It just lays there and i'm sure something is missing from somewhere?

 
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02-23-05, 05:12 AM   #2  
If you manually actuate the rod to the kick-down does it return by itself? I'm thinking the return spring mechanism may be in the tranny. I don't remember there being a return spring visible on the older vehicles I've owned.


Measure it with a micrometer; cut it with an ax.

 
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02-23-05, 08:06 AM   #3  
Passing gear???

It just lays there, If i push it down "as if in passing " (Carb wide open) it stays in place does not return to the foward possition, Can return it to the norm poss. manually but it falls back down.....

 
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02-23-05, 06:34 PM   #4  
So is there also a problem with the functioning of the trans in normal operation?


Measure it with a micrometer; cut it with an ax.

 
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02-23-05, 07:07 PM   #5  
passing gear ????

Yes! was told that there is something(spring) that is missing so i put one on it and it worked fine ,for a while(15-20 miles, Then it would not shift out of first, So i took the spring off again, it then shifted out of first to second But it would'nt shift out of second even @ 55 mph.
Before i put the spring on, it would shift, But at a higher speed 1st to 2nd @38mph/ 2nd to 3rd @ 50mph...Withe the spring, 1st to 2nd around 25mph & 2nd to 3rd @ or around 45mph. Also on the gear indicator(don't know if it matters or not) it says P R N D 3 1..............

 
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02-24-05, 05:55 AM   #6  
I'm thinking you have an internal problem of some kind. Probably time to take it to a good tranny shop.


Measure it with a micrometer; cut it with an ax.

 
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02-24-05, 07:02 AM   #7  
Passing gear ????

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02-24-05, 11:01 AM   #8  
sounds like...

...a governor problem. you might also check the vacuum hose to the modulator. it's located on the right rear corner of the tranny.

 
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02-25-05, 03:12 PM   #9  
Passing gear ????

Someone crawled under truck and said that the Trans. does not have a modulator on it that it is a Metric Trans. (I don't Know)
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02-25-05, 07:40 PM   #10  
Trust the carguyinva. If anyone knows trucks, they live in Virginia. He's right about the Modulator. If yours isn't there, it's been removed by someone and should be reinstalled. Check to see if there is an unknown pipe plug type item in the right rear of the case.

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02-26-05, 06:57 AM   #11  
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Thanks cuedude! Will do that and let u know

 
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03-02-05, 07:30 AM   #12  
Passing gear ????

Well, I think i found the problem!
The tranny that's in the truck is a Metric one and since Ford didn't put metric tranny's in trucks until the early 90's("Ford Dealer"), Well i'm guessing that is the problem... it's not the right one(C-4).........
That did explain why there is no Modulator>>Electronic

 
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