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Old 09-27-2012, 11:00 PM   #1
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No more 5th gear!! WTH! Help!

so i was on the freeway tonight and I went to shift into 5th gear... and ummm there was no 5th gear.. 8o!! I just recently installed a Pro 5.0 short throw so I'm gonna pull it apart tomorrow and see if maybe I did something wrong but all the other gears feel great... 8o
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Maybe you set the stops to tight and it is not going completely into 5th gear?
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just tried moving the stop, it's def not that. which really sucks..
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just tried moving the stop, it's def not that. which really sucks..
Time for a rebuild or replacement.
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Yep, no good.
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you shouldnt use bump stops period, take them out
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:30 PM   #7
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you shouldnt use bump stops period, take them out
Why do you think that?
Older T5's are known to need them to prevent overshifting and bending the shifting forks.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:34 PM   #8
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Ya the stop bolts are great I think! makes he shift feel so much smoother.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #9
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Check your shifter boot and make sure it isn't bunching up and preventing you from getting the trans into gear.

Here's a link to a Pro 5.0 Shifter Install in case you want to go over the installation and double check the install.
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Why do you think that?
Older T5's are known to need them to prevent overshifting and bending the shifting forks.
I'm curious also. I don't use them as an actuall stop, but I just set mine a hair past where it goes when I shift.
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I'm curious also. I don't use them as an actuall stop, but I just set mine a hair past where it goes when I shift.
That's exactly what you are supposed to do.
That way when you shift fast and hard they prevent you from putting to much pressure on the shifting forks.
I think some or maybe all of the newer transmissions have stops built in, but the older T5's do not.
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Ya I took everything off and it's still not doing anything in 5th. I'm screwed. :/
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Ya I took everything off and it's still not doing anything in 5th. I'm screwed. :/
yes you are.
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any ideas on what I can do to save some cash?
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any ideas on what I can do to save some cash?
Buy a service manual, tear it down yourself and see if it can be repaired.
That will save you a lot of labor costs at $70 or more per hour.
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ya ill definitely do that. I have a buddy that's going to help me.
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I'm over here in Roseburg, Oregon. thanks for the offer. If I need a new trans, or replacement probably be like a month or so before I can buy a new one.
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Do you need the T5 repair manual?
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Did you try putting the stock shifter back in to see if you still didn't have 5th?
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Did you try putting the stock shifter back in to see if you still didn't have 5th?
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I could use the manual if u know where to get one. Also, bono haven't tried putting the stock shifter back on. I should try that before anything.
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I'll get my PDF file for the T5 repair manual and post it when I get back to my computer.
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cool thanks
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Here you go, hope this helps.
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File Type: pdf t5rebuildmanual.pdf (4.11 MB, 224 views)
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thanks.
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My brothers T5 was acting up and he didn't have the money
to rebuild it or get a new one. He pulled it out of the car tore
it down. Took alot of pics and put it back together a few times.
Forget what he said was wrong with but it now works good
as new.

All that with no Manual?? If he can do it with out the manual
you should be able to do it with one...
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Ya It should be fun. Only thing about taking the tranny out is in bolting the long tube headers. those are a pain.
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