88 Comanche Transmission Knocking
I just had a scare with my truck on my way home. I have an 88 Comanche 4x4, Renix 4.0 I6, BA10 tranny. I was driving home and when I got on to the highway and put it into 5th gear at about 45 mph there was a terrible knocking sound that started coming from the transmission. It ran great all day and shifted smoothly in all gears until I got up to 5th tonight and the knocking started. It was more than a sound though, because I could feel the knock in the shift arm. If I accelerated then the knocking worsened, so I slowed down and limped home in 4th gear. When I got close to home I tried shifting through the gears and it still happened, but this time the transmission locked up and would only go to neutral or 5th until I pressed the clutch enough and moved the shifter enough and it finally got free. What on earth could this be? Something loose in the tranny itself, knocking around and making it lock up? And of course this is the absolute worst time for me to be having major truck issues. Thanks for any and all help or advise on this!