Originally Posted by fast 94 5.0
This is not my first post..i forgot my info for my last login. Anyway, once ina while when im doing a run ill miss 3rd bc I had a bad shift n.ill get a lil grind like normal n a high rev only for a second bc I fix my.mistake quick...now, can that damage my tranny/motor ina bad way? It only happens say 2 outta 20 runs
Yes it can.
Over revving the engine during missed shifts can cause engine damage.
Grinding the gears together produces minute metal particles which get spread throughout your transmission.
Get a good aftermarket shifter like the Pro 5.0 that is designed to prevent over travel of the shifter forks which will bend them and they are designed to help prevent missed third gear shifts.