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You probably have synchronizer problems. More than likely 5th gear is also difficult since 5th and reverse share the same synchronizer. Whatever the case, someone will have to go into the tranny to fix it.

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Q: Why won't your 1988 Ford Ranger 5 speed transmission go into reverse?
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