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2007/11/08 17:35:06 (permalink)

07 Big Bear hard to shift

I have a 07 BB w/170 miles, it is hard to shift out of reverse to neutral and from 1st to neutral it has been like this since I bought it new. Is this common and is there a cure for this?
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    JFordBronco
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    RE: 07 Big Bear hard to shift 2007/11/08 17:54:49 (permalink)
    mine gets stuborn at times from r to n.  From 1st to n is usually a breeze.  R to n is usually a pain due to the weather - if it is warm/hot it goes fine, cold and it wont go without a struggle.  Just my experience, I'm not that too worried about

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    RE: 07 Big Bear hard to shift 2007/11/08 18:34:30 (permalink)
    the idle could be a tad too high, causing the clutch to not fully disengage.... or the shift guide needs a little more time to wear a pattern in.... or the clutch could just need some adjustment... just some ideas to help you get started [:)]

    hopefully it won't be something serious... i can't imagine it being that since the big bears are virtually bomb-proof.
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    RE: 07 Big Bear hard to shift 2007/11/08 21:45:09 (permalink)
    mine is the same way! give it a little gas as you pull up withyour foot.

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    RE: 07 Big Bear hard to shift 2007/11/08 22:11:06 (permalink)
      Mine was real stubborn when new, but has gotten better with some miles on it.  Still, in 4X4 and especially with the front diff locked, you about have to straighten the front wheels then gas it a little to rock it and take the tension off of the driveline.  If that doesn't work, reach down and use your hand along with the rock method.
      I think that for the snowplow use, I'm going to take the stock shift lever off, then mount a direct-mount (one that doesn't use the linkage) model sticking straight up, then just shift by hand...I don't think I'll be able to adjust the stock shift lever high enough to clear my muka-luk boots...

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    RE: 07 Big Bear hard to shift 2007/11/09 08:42:51 (permalink)
    I had the same problem, it cleared up when I lowered the idle.

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    RE: 07 Big Bear hard to shift 2007/11/09 15:34:41 (permalink)
    I will try lowering the idle,if that dosent work I will see if it gets better with time. Thanks for all the help.
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    RE: 07 Big Bear hard to shift 2007/11/09 18:41:11 (permalink)
    I have not done it yet but was thinking of puting a heel-toe shifter like my harley? so when i up shift i can just push down with my heel? I like to ride with old sneakers on but kinda hurts my foot when i up shift? I know, I'm a sissy![:'(]

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    RE: 07 Big Bear hard to shift 2007/11/09 19:59:06 (permalink)
    my cat has the heel-toe shifter and i REALLY like it... very friendly when you're wearing high boots which don't let you flex your ankle. and it allows for the floorboards to be mounted higher (which is why cats have great GC at the pegs). it's also easier to take my neice and nephew out for rides without having trouble working the gears (when you have to sit back further).

    i think most people on here don't like them, but trust me, if you wear boots 90% out of the day (ME!!!) or just when you ride, you'll like the H-T shifter.
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    RE: 07 Big Bear hard to shift 2007/11/10 18:16:53 (permalink)
    I've had my bear since new, at 2600mi now and its been tough to shift from R to N since new, and hasn't got any better. I rock it abit and that works for me, might try the idle just to see if it helps. Besides that its been bulletproof

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