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Any idea what can cause a toploader to not have a neutral and to have reverse locked out? Anyone have any ideas?

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Call Dan Williams at Dan Williams Toploaders in NC. Can't remember his URL or number, but you can find him by doing a search on the business name. Make sure to be prepared to listen - He will talk your ear off! You will get the information you need, though.

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The only ways I know of that you wouldn't have neutral are either shifter problems or the rollers between the input and main shaft have siezed. I'm not sure what you mean by reverse "locked out" but I would seriously be looking at the shifter first if you can't find neutral or get the tranny to go into reverse.

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how easy is it to replace the rollers in the front. B\C it has no shifter on it. I just moved everything into neutral with a wrench. all the synchros are in the neutral position and the tail shaft still won't stop turning.

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Boy, I don't want to sound dumb here (too late!) but reverse is locked out if you don't have the shifter installed. You are pressing the reverse lockout "button" prior to trying to get it into reverse, aren't you :)

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If it is the roller bearings, you will have to drop the cluster gear and tear the transmission completely apart to get to them. Its not a job for the squeemish *G*! And chances are the input and main shafts will be ruined also if the rollers are seized. That usually makes it too expensive to repair.

You have tried holding the output shaft with something besides your hand, haven't you? Slide your yoke into it to gain some leverage. If the tranny was built with a lot of preload you will need more grip than I have to hold the output while turning the input.

Good luck

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Hey guys. I found out that the input shaft wasn't tapped in all the way and so when I shifted the gears were catching. Its all better now though. I'm getting the tailshaft housing replaced to fit a mustang and I should be driving it again in less than a week. Thanks again.

70 fastback modified 351W Edelbrock water pump and rpm intake holly 650 front disc brake conv. Auto to toploader conv. Hurst comp. plus shifter
 
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