MF 135 stuck in reverse

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MF 135 stuck in reverse

Kevin Lassen I am new to this site but my problem is (and I have heard it is common)I have a late 60's model 135 diesel and it would occassionally get hung up between gears when trying to shift. I could usually get it unstuck. But a while back it got stuck in reverse and I can't get it to budge. I can drive it only in reverse. I tried taking off the fill cap and attempted to move the internals while rocking the tractor, but no avail. HELP!!

RB Hi Kevin
My MF 35 from early 6os had the same problem.
I have to take of the cover over on the gear box, which means you have take of the steering wheel too if I remember correct. Then you can put the gear lever to its right place and adjusts the lengt of it. The lever was obviously weared out at the end.

Kevin Lassen Thanks a bunch RAgnvald. I had started taking everything apart so I could remove the top cover plate, but I stopped until I could find out from someone if I was headed in the right direction.
Thanks again.

fruitacres We've always had luck just removing fill plug on left and using long screwdriver or jack handle to get the lever out of the two gears it is stuck in, which is what is happening. Basically because the shift lever or shifting forks are worn AND you accidentally pull upwards on shifter while shifting the bottom of the shift lever can move two shift forks at once. It mostly happens in reverse but can also happen in 2nd gear. If you don't care to rebuild and replace parts then be careful about pulling up against the spring tension on shifter. Have fun, be safe and maybe tie a wrench and crowbar to your steering wheel.

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