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Old 06-02-2011, 12:33 PM   #1
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MGW Shifter Slipping out of 5th?

Has anyone seen this? I installed an MGW shifter in my 2000 V6 (T-5) a couple of months ago and occasionally it'll slip out of 5th gear on the highway after I've been driving for a while. It happens very quietly, usually when I'm cruising down the highway w/ the cruise control engaged, and the car is going down a hill so there's no load on the drivetrain. Then, at the bottom of the hill when it starts to go back up again, the next thing I know the engine's revving up around 6k RPM (because the CC is stepping on the gas to go up the hill).

Car (and trans) have 180k miles on them, and this never happened before the MGW. Oh, and I do NOT have any of the shift stops installed.

Anyone seen this?
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Re: MGW Shifter Slipping out of 5th?

sometimes with higher miles 5th can do that, 5th is the weakest gear. The extra spring pressure probably doesnt help being a short throw
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Re: MGW Shifter Slipping out of 5th?

Yeah, I figured it was something like that. The way the shifter works, I couldn't see it being the problem, other than it maybe being easier to push it out of gear (from the transmission's perspective).

Other than that, the MGW is great.

I guess this is nothing a bungee cord can't fix. (Just kidding). I'll just have to keep my eye on it.

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