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Old 08-29-2014, 04:02 PM   #1
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1990 mustang t5 transmission problems

i just bought the car had to put a rear end in it when i went to drive it wont go into 2nd unless i slam it and most the time that dont work and it grinds going into 4th my question is what could that be all the other gears are fine the guy said he had to tighten down the pilot bearing i think it was all the way down or out because he didnt have a pedal and also when i shift it feels like the clutch isnt releasing from the motor i just need help plz
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:22 PM   #2
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If it was the clutch It'd do it in all the gears not just second and forth

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The clutch flywheel pilot bearing and pressure plate are all new


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What do u think it could be because he said he had to tighten the pilot bearing all the way out


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Shift forks are bad... Maybe


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We'll I can start it out in 2nd fine but it's when I go from 1st to 2nd


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Had sorta the same issue one time and it turned out that my pressure plate flew apart. As a result the clutch would not disengage because shrapnel was wedged between the clutch and pressure plate. Honestly I would just buy a fresh new clutch kit, change fluid, and start from there.



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We'll the clutch flywheel and pilot bearing and pressure plate are all new


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Old 08-30-2014, 08:12 AM   #9
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I had the same issue as fox box and it was a brand new ram hdx clutch with less than 500 miles on it.

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Oh dang yea hopefully I can get it figured out and be able to drive it


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This sounds like a synchro issue.

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I would lean more toward a synchro issue

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Wat is invoked in fixing that?


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Old 08-30-2014, 08:49 AM   #14
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Taking the trans apart and rebuilding it.

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Time for a new trans. Also there is no tightening a pilot bearing, he was probably talking about the throwout bearing and it should not be tightened all the way down, it should be set so there is a solid tension on the cable but not too much or too little.

Honestly someone who was telling you "pilot had to be tightened down" is completely clueless and I would not really believe anything else he or she told you about the car. The good news is, T-5s are a dime a dozen and are very easy to change out. At 75lbs its not even that hard to do yourself if you can't get anyone else to help.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:35 PM   #17
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Agreed. The pilot bearing is not adjustable at all. The input Shaft just rides in it. So yea either new trans or a rebuild

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Time for a new trans. Also there is no tightening a pilot bearing, he was probably talking about the throwout bearing and it should not be tightened all the way down, it should be set so there is a solid tension on the cable but not too much or too little.

Honestly someone who was telling you "pilot had to be tightened down" is completely clueless and I would not really believe anything else he or she told you about the car. The good news is, T-5s are a dime a dozen and are very easy to change out. At 75lbs its not even that hard to do yourself if you can't get anyone else to help.


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I had meant throw out bearing but write the wrong thing well I found out that the clutch cable where it connects to the transmission they had 4 nuts on it I guess because it was to long so I changed the whole clutch cable well now I have a better clutch pedal but still won't go into second so I have a manual 4 speed I think I'm gonna switch it out with


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And the 4 speed is out of a 83 body style that had a 5.0 in it I hope it will bolt up


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so I have a manual 4 speed I think I'm gonna switch it out with

I would not even think to do that.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:00 PM   #21
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Wat u mean?


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The SROD (Single-Rail Overdrive)4 speed as it was called was not used in anything other than a fully restored mustang as that was original equiptment. The reason was the SROD could not handle higher HP gains and therefore was ditched in favor of the T-5. The SROD was a terrible transmission. And by you putting that in your car is down grading for what is already in there. Just get the T-5 repaired and don't look back. Or go and swap a T-5 for that one. They are a dime a dozen these days, just make sure you get a 89-90 model and not a 87-88 if you do the swap. You may want to take it to a transmission shop just to have it looked at for free at most shops. And go from there.

1983-1989 Mustang T5 was equipped with a yellow 7-tooth speedometer drive gear and 1990-1995 Mustang T5 was equipped with a light green 8-tooth drive gear. Not to mention the input shaft and output shaft are different.

Seriously, it is not your best option to do that.
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1- it likely won't fit. 2- its going to be much weaker. 3- you'll lose overdrive.

Bad idea no matter how you cut it, get on some forum classifieds and look for a good used world class T-5 and see what's around.

Also figure out your cable setup. You should ONLY be using an OEM cable, if you are using a parts store cable then get rid of it.
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The cable was a parts store cable we just got rid of it and put the one off the 83 on it and it worked fine


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Here is a webpage I saved for future use when it came to Ford Mustang transmissions. Read it and see why. I pasted soem of the info in the previous response. But You will understand by reading it all.

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Thanks I think we're just gonna leave the t5 in it and rebuild it when we get the money


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What do u think about running a stock clutch behind a carbed and camed 302


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Thanks I think we're just gonna leave the t5 in it and rebuild it when we get the money


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Smart move, or like I said, find a working T-5 and swap it. Probably cheaper than a rebuild.
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Depends, a stock clutch is rated to HP capability as any part is. What kind of HP is this carb'd & cammed 302 putting out? I would think it is ok to use the stock clutch as igf that is the only thing done to this engine you speak of, then go ahead and use it. I was confused as to your ? as you had jumped to couple different directions in this thread.
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It's a e303 cam profound 650 carb edelbrock performer 289 intake


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I keep archives in my favorites or files as to help others understand the questions they are asking. Here is a webpage for you to read to understand better the question you just asked. I find it very useful to provide facts as written vs unwarranted info. So these sites of information is for all of our benefits and not just mine. And I find it easier to understand vs me trying to type it so you understand it too.

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