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My 87 TR began to shift very h

My 87 TR began to shift very hard going into 3rd and 5th this past weekend. The problem did not occur until hot. At one point in the drive the car would not shift at all in 3rd/5th. When cold it seems to be ok , although it does not seem to engage entirely into the shiftgate for 3rd/5th. Any suggestions? The car has no oil leaks, shifts well into the other gears.
 
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Hi Sonny,

Welcome aboard.


Hi Sonny,

Welcome aboard.

Interesting problem to try and solve over the internet with so little info to go by.

Have you looked into the shift gate hole to insure nothing has fallen in, preventing the lever from full travel? I've seen everything from dimes & quarters in there to lighters. Other questions your problem raises is how is the clutch, clutch hydtaulics, has the engine been out recently, and how many miles on the car?

Regards, JRV
 
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I would also check the linkage

I would also check the linkage adjustment from the shifter to the transmission. I've had the adjustment come lose on 308's and my BB512 making it hard to shift or impossible to select a ceratin gear. The adjustment is very sensitive. Be sure to put the car in gear when you start to make the adjustment so you know the starting point.
 
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The shift gate hole is clean.

The shift gate hole is clean. The car had its 30000 mile service last year with no problems .Does anyone have a diagram/instructions for checking the adjustment? I would tend to not believe that the clutch or hydralics are defective because it shifts nicely cold and hot in other gears. The car has 17000 miles on it with about 2000 since the 30000 mile service.
 
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If you have a service manual,

If you have a service manual, I would suggest following the procedure for adjusting the shifter linkage first. When in nuetral the shifter should be "centered" in the middle of the gate pattern. It should be in the middle in both left-right directions and front-rear directions. If it is slightly out of position then you probably need to adjust the linkage. Can you elaborate on the time it did not "engage intirely into the shiftgate for 3rd/5th". Where does the clutch seem to engage/disengage in relation to the pedal travel, near the top/middle/bottom when depressing the pedal?
 
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jeff, thanks for the suggestio

jeff, thanks for the suggestion;it motivated me to dig into the service manuals to not only lube the shift rods etc, but to further determine that the slave cylinder may have been hanging up due to non-use. I pumped the pedal and the shifting improved! Is a drain/flush a big deal? I have to admit that due to all the rain we have been having in the east, I have not driven the TR very much. Any further suggestions? thanks for the help!
 
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