I had to Buy I whole New tranny because they dont have parts for them. I do Have the old Tranny though. Mine was stuck in 2nd. So if it ends up being one let me know and Ill see what I can do about shipping one out to you so you dont have to buy a new tranny.
The Shift Fork engages your gear if I remember correctly. My dad showed me what everything does in the tranny awhile ago so I might have that wrong.
But in any case. Its most Likely your shift cables, which is a simple fix.
i wouldn't believe that for a minute. i have had nothing but bad experiences with ford dealers giving me outrageous quotes on stuff that isn't even broken.
when i had the shifting problem mentioned in my above post, the dealer told me my clutch was fried. i knew that was BS so i just picked up the car and figured out what was wrong myself...fixed it for FREE.
imo take it to a small repair shop if you can't figure it out on your own...dealerships are bad news unless you're still under warranty.
Dealership is probably tryin to screw you over. When i went to get a quote from them to put a clutch in they said Ford recommends putting in a new transmission as well. If just your clutch is bad you probably do not need a new tranny.