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Old 06-22-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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So I've had a problem with my 4th gear grinding and spitting back out into neutral every now and then for a while, wasn't a big deal. On my way home, it did it really bad, worse than ever. It shook the whole car and I almost pulled over. I've been told its a synchronizer issue, but I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to transmissions. I just know I need to get this fixed before it gets any worse. Any input/suggestions on the problem and what kind of costs I'm looking at? I'd greatly appreciate any help I can get, thanks.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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Synchro's. It'll run ya anywhere from $450- 600 if you take the trams to em, looking at $1500 or better if being the car..
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:33 AM   #3
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Anyway it can be fixed at home? I have a buddy who has a shop with a lift and they do a lot of stuff on their own
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:38 AM   #4
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Yea it can be done at home, wit the right tools and the right knowledge.. If your friend has no experience in manual transmission rebuild, I highly recommend sending the trans out to your local trans specialist
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He built a fox body with about 1k hp and has several other mustangs, I'll ask him about it, I just wasn't sure how big of a job it would be
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I've got 160k miles, you think I should just rebuild the whole transmission, or just do the 4th sync?
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I've got 160k miles, you think I should just rebuild the whole transmission, or just do the 4th sync?
I'd definitely check the cost for both. If you can swing it, I'd try for a full rebuild. Do at least stock clutch and supporting cast as well. Maybe your bud can let you help to cut the cost of the rebuild. You could try changing the tranny fluid and see if that helps. Don't use synthetic ATF like Royal Purple cause I hear it's bad for the synchros. I think Ford has a Mercon V ATF now.
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This thread has a misleading title. I'm so disappointed. It's a freakin sausage fest in here. Fail! Lol
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This thread has a misleading title. I'm so disappointed. It's a freakin sausage fest in here. Fail! Lol
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He got all excited for nothing lol
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Lmao she can grind my gears!!!!
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Any other relative input?

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Buddie I'm tellin you that's it, worst case 4 gear

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Buddie I'm tellin you that's it, worst case 4 gear
Is toast but you got it a part it's just $100 part, labor shouldn't change
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Buddie I'm tellin you that's it, worst case 4 gear

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Is toast but you got it a part it's just $100 part, labor shouldn't change
Didn't mean to sound unappreciative lol, I just wanna get all the info I can before I start pulling out my transmission and throwing money around haha.
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Didn't mean to sound unappreciative lol, I just wanna get all the info I can before I start pulling out my transmission and throwing money around haha.
Cheapest start would be to change the fluid. Always start with the simple first. The TR-3650 tranny has finicky synchros anyway. Dump some fresh Mercon V ATF in there and see what happens then go from there.
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Cheapest start would be to change the fluid. Always start with the simple first. The TR-3650 tranny has finicky synchros anyway. Dump some fresh Mercon V ATF in there and see what happens then go from there.
Alright, I've also read that a stretched clutch cable can cause problems like that. How do you go about checking that?
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:21 AM   #18
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You could get on the highway and go the speed limit. Maintaining steady speed, push your clutch in slowly. It should start to slip the clutch after about 3/4 to 1 inch from fully out. If you can move it more than an inch before the clutch starts to slip, then it may need adjusting.

The other test I've heard but have not done is to go to a parking lot where there is nothing in front of you. Put the tranny in 5th and with the parking brake ON, pop the clutch. If you engine doesn't die immediately, your clutch is starting to die.
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