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Shifting Problem Ford F250 1990

May 9, 2014 - Author: bartbarton - No Comments

I have a Ford diesel F250 3/4 ton 4 wheel drive.

Question:  Comments/Questions:  I have an issue with my tranny going into reverse. I have to roll back or roll forward in order to get it into gear. It grinds with the clutch completely depressed. It also makes a grinding noise in neutral with the clutch out. Would you be able to give me some insight and a possible parts list/ quote on how much parts would cost for this type of repair?

Answer:  According to our information your transmission is the ZF S542. The problem you describe is a common problem with this transmission.


5th Reverse Update Kit for Ford ZF S542

5th Gear Reverse Problem ZF S5-42

Transmission is not shifting correctly in 5th or reverse gear; this is a common problem with this transmission with higher mileage.  Our recommended fix is installation of our 5th Gear Reverse Gear Shifting Repair Kit.  This kit is designed to fix reverse shifting problems, kit includes Reverse Gear, 1307-204-297, 5th Rev Slider 1307-304-175, Rev Ring 1307-304-175 and 5th Ring 1207-304-268 you may need other parts upon inspection, call and talk to the expert at 888-824-2012.

You will need the following parts for the repair:

  • Bearing kit order part number MTF300ZF your cost $134.98
  • RK1307R Syncro Ring kit your cost is $197.48
  • 5th reverse upgrade kit your cost $249.95 it includes Rev gear & Rev syncro assy.

S&H will be added, if you need additional technical help call Scott @ 888-824-2012.  You can see the other parts we offer for the Ford 5 speed ZF542 on our site.

Categories: ZF S542 Ford 5 Speed

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