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Old 08-03-2014, 10:22 PM   #1
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Shifter feels hot

I've noticed lately that my shifter feels hot to the touch after driving for a while. Maybe 30 minutes of driving at its hot. Not hot enough to burn you. But noticeably hot. Tranny shifts perfect. Pro 5.0 short shifter. 02 gt. I checked the adjustable stops to make sure it was going into gear all the way and they where good. Any thoughts? Anybody else have this issue?
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Mine does this too '04 Mach 1. Has since I bought it in 2008

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Catalytic converter getting not as hell and heating up the whole area around the tunnel. Happens all the time. New aftermarket catted or OR pipe should cool it right back down. Id' do it sooner than later because all that heat is right on your transmission too. My 91 did this like crazy.
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I've got Basanni off road X. No cats. Maybe there's a loose heat shield. I'll jack her up this week and look.
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OR pipes shouldn't have heat shields, just pipe. Honestly if you have a pipe that tucks up real close to the floorboards or gets real close to the trans that can cause heat too. I mean between the transmission and the pipes going right by, it isn't exactly cool down there.
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Mine does it somewhat. My shifter isn't hot but i can feel warmth around the shifter and center console. Feels like I have my heater on.

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I believe some of the heat is normal. I did feel a difference with my o/r pipe. The shifter itself doesn't get hot but I can feel heat radiating from the center console still with longer drives.

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I thought I was the only one with that problem
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I haven't driven it since I re adjusted the shift stops. (I think they where good though ) I'll let you guys know if it's any better the next time I pull her out of the garage.
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Ok I took her out for a spin last night and today. Both times for 20-30 minutes. My shifter does not feel as hot as it did. I had re adjusted the shift stops on my pro 50 shifter. I set them with car off. Put it in 3rd gear. And left at most a 1 mm gap between stop and shifter. Did the same in second. I originally had it so the stops where touching. I'm guessing that was causing a little tension on the synchronizers an therefore creating the heat. we will see after an even longer drive.
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Ok I took her out for a spin last night and today. Both times for 20-30 minutes. My shifter does not feel as hot as it did. I had re adjusted the shift stops on my pro 50 shifter. I set them with car off. Put it in 3rd gear. And left at most a 1 mm gap between stop and shifter. Did the same in second. I originally had it so the stops where touching. I'm guessing that was causing a little tension on the synchronizers an therefore creating the heat. we will see after an even longer drive.
You have an 02 dude, DO NOT SET THE SHIFT STOPS ON AN 01.5-UP CAR!!! The 3650 (which you have) has internal stops. Setting aftermarket stops can cause the trans to not fully engage. You might very well be damaging your trans. Best practice on a 3650 equipped car is to remove the shift stops completely. No idea why dip**** companies make 3650 shifters with stops but they do and its up to the owner to realize this and remove them.
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You have an 02 dude, DO NOT SET THE SHIFT STOPS ON AN 01.5-UP CAR!!! The 3650 (which you have) has internal stops. Setting aftermarket stops can cause the trans to not fully engage. You might very well be damaging your trans. Best practice on a 3650 equipped car is to remove the shift stops completely. No idea why dip**** companies make 3650 shifters with stops but they do and its up to the owner to realize this and remove them.
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Glad I set the stops back 1 mm from sfifter. Odd rattling sound in shifter is gone too. Thanks for the info on the 3650.
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You shouldn't have them even set that close, stops should be backed way off or removed on a 3650 shifter. Like I said, 0 idea why companies waste money putting stops on 3650 shifters. MGW even notes in their install video that the 3650 has internal stops.
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Had the same issue with my Cobra. It was a easy fix though........















Sold it and off to Mexico it went.
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