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Harden14

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My name is Josh. I joined to see if I could get some help with a few projects, and share what I have learned along the way if anyone needs help themselves. Also for the general BS of course.

I am looking at a 1977 F-150. The truck goes into first and reverse fine, but when it tries to shift into second it locks up. What could be the culprit before I dive in?
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Kurganhunter

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When you say it tries to go into second. Is it an automatic? If not, on many Saginaw standard transmissions 1st and revere are on the same shaft and if it will not go into other gears it could be the fork pins
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wallew

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Hardin14,

Welcome to the forum.

We do need a bit more info to work with.

Which tranny is in the truck?  Auto or stick?  Which engine is it attached to?

Have you seen the truck driven on the street?


Let us know and we will attempt to help!

again, welcome to the forum

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Harden14

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I haven't had time to see it in person. It is a straight 6 / Automatic owner says c4 or c6. I am scared the clutch pack is froze up, but was wondering if it could be something simpler that does not require a complete rebuild. Normally I would ignore vehicles with tranny problems being I don't know much, but he is asking $700 or best offer. It is in awesome shape besides the transmission.
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wallew

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Sounds like the man said - a C4 or a C6. 

These are supposed to be fairly straight forward rebuilds.  Something that you or you and a friend that knows the trannys can rebuild in a weekend.  IF there is nothing big time broken.

Here is a book on how to do it... for either the C4 or C6

http://www.faxonautoliterature.com/How-to-Rebuild-and-Modify-Ford-C4-C6-Automatic-Transmissions-P26352.aspx

hope that helps...   keep us in the loop as you decide what to do
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