Disconect both shifter arms and verify that the trans is indeed in neutral.
Then try to get second. I once had a bumber jack rigged so I could keep the
clutch pedal depressed if need be. I had some kind of deal attached to the
bumber slot and it pushed up under the steering wheel with no scratches,
either. If it still has the problem, you can be assured the trans needs some
attention. Thats not to say there isn't exessive slop in the shifter box,
though. This will guide you in what direction to work towards. Either the
trans needs work or the shifter system does. Hope this helps.
New Mexico Jim
50 ½ ton Chevy
51 two ton Chevy Dump
54 two ton Chevy cab & chassis for parts
"William M. Schickling" wrote:
> Well I finally got the 40 home in New York from Michigan. Thanks to Frank
> Folkmann for suggesting D & G.
> The problem is the transmission won't go into second gear. Every once in a
> while it will go in while down shifting from Third to second. But 99 % of
> the time it acts as though there is something blocking second gear.
> I could use some help or suggestions. I haven't opened it up yet. I have
> never worked on a transmission before.
> Bill Schickling
> 1940 3/4 ton Chevy
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