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Clutch not fully releasing, low of fluid, or synchronizers bad. You may need to adjust the clutch pedal free play.

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Q: On a 1984 ford f150 4 speed manual transmission why when driving and shifting through gears half of the time it grinds into gear what could be the problem?
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