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I have been having problems with my transmission by problems I been gear grinding when having the clutch pedal fully pressed in every gear even reverse. Gear popping and feeling of objects that block the gear in like the synchronizers.
I recently went to my ford dealership and like always they didn't belive me until I took them for a ride and got small grinding and difficulty when going into gear... they need to check my transmission sobi told them give me a call when you guys have time... and they told me if they bring it out which most likely will it will take a week to a week and half for the repairs...

How has your mt 82 treated you
 

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I've only grinded a gear once, the 2nd day I owned it. I accidentally let out the clutch too fast when going from 3rd to 4th. It had been 2 years since I'd driven a manual transmission regularly. I've test drove a '00 Camaro and some little compact car in that time frame, but not regularly driving.

That said, I've had it pop out of gear twice on me, both in first. I think that was my fault for bogging the engine still learning clutch engagement. I've been locked out of 3rd a handful of times, I'm thinking due to hitting the shifter gate. Nothing grinded or anything like that, I just hit a wall. 2nd can be really rough going into sometimes. It's super notchy at times. Being slow and precise with how I direct the shifter helps a lot, making me things it's mostly a bracket issue.

First thing this summer, I'm throwing a shifter bracket in it and changing the transmission fluid. I'll see how that goes. 7000 miles on the odo now.
 

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Mines been great.Replaced to trans fluid to Redline MGL and just kept the factory fluid in sealed bottles incase I need to put it back in.I also installed a SR performance short shifter and barton two post shift bracket in.Shifts now with one finger and no grinds ever.It sounds like in your trans something is major wrong.
 

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Mines been great.Replaced to trans fluid to Redline MGL and just kept the factory fluid in sealed bottles incase I need to put it back in.I also installed a SR performance short shifter and barton two post shift bracket in.Shifts now with one finger and no grinds ever.It sounds like in your trans something is major wrong.
Yeha thats what the guy said atleast they treat me better than my original dealership. I thought about the shifter and the redline fluid but with the grinds and all I want it to be fixed so it can last me a long time

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I've only grinded a gear once, the 2nd day I owned it. I accidentally let out the clutch too fast when going from 3rd to 4th. It had been 2 years since I'd driven a manual transmission regularly. I've test drove a '00 Camaro and some little compact car in that time frame, but not regularly driving.

That said, I've had it pop out of gear twice on me, both in first. I think that was my fault for bogging the engine still learning clutch engagement. I've been locked out of 3rd a handful of times, I'm thinking due to hitting the shifter gate. Nothing grinded or anything like that, I just hit a wall. 2nd can be really rough going into sometimes. It's super notchy at times. Being slow and precise with how I direct the shifter helps a lot, making me things it's mostly a bracket issue.

First thing this summer, I'm throwing a shifter bracket in it and changing the transmission fluid. I'll see how that goes. 7000 miles on the odo now.
Not to scare you or anything but thats kinda how mine started just with more grinds... ived driven f350 jettas and everything up trucks in stabdard and it has never happen even when I shift with out the clutch in other vehicles
 

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Shift kits void your warranty so watch out. I haven't had problems except for taking 2-3 tries to get into 1st from reverse. Maybe 5 times. Its only got about 5k miles though
 

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Shift kits void your warranty so watch out. I haven't had problems except for taking 2-3 tries to get into 1st from reverse. Maybe 5 times. Its only got about 5k miles though
I've had issues with that, but I've had that issue with other manuals. Just put it in 2nd and it'll slide in 1st like butter.

From what I hear, all MT82s are like mine. I have yet to see a person mention them being silky smooth unless they had no idea what's going on. I'm pretty sure, besides the bracket, that the damn rev-hang "feature" is causing increased synchro wear.
 

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I've had issues with that, but I've had that issue with other manuals. Just put it in 2nd and it'll slide in 1st like butter.

From what I hear, all MT82s are like mine. I have yet to see a person mention them being silky smooth unless they had no idea what's going on. I'm pretty sure, besides the bracket, that the damn rev-hang "feature" is causing increased synchro wear.
I think the new 13' are better I tried the boss mustang in 13 wayyyy smoothrr and better and its the same just a different shift knob
 

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I think they're all plagued with cheap bearings/synchros/shift forks. One of the biggest things is don't force it. If it doesn't want to go in gear, stop, let off pressure, then try again. People who force them can and have bent the sheet metal shift forks. More than a few input shaft bearings have went out and I know of several cases of replaced synchros.
 

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I think they're all plagued with cheap bearings/synchros/shift forks. One of the biggest things is don't force it. If it doesn't want to go in gear, stop, let off pressure, then try again. People who force them can and have bent the sheet metal shift forks. More than a few input shaft bearings have went out and I know of several cases of replaced synchros.
Good information, I just want it fixed if not replaced with better quality parts... cause doesn't make sense to buy a new car with a crappy transmission that is useless... do you know if ford replaces the parts to better quality or the same things just newer...
 

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Most of my problems happen when it is cold, 2nd gear grinds bad, 3rd will slightly grind if I shift to fast, all other gears are difficult to engage but never grind. Since the mt82 was put in the mustang for the 2011 model there have been like 3-4 upgrades to it, the last one I think was for the 13 model with revised synchro spacing on 2nd gear IIRC. This transmission has had problems since it was put in the ford transit van back in the early 2000's
 

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This is very common, my dealer claims ford NA said its normal when cold. Drive about 12 miles warms it up and problem solved. You need to start in second to avoid grinding until the transmissions warm.

This is the only transmission I've had that does this, but it's easy to work around. With the 3.31 option second is fairly easy to start in.
 

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I live in alaska and recently it was 0 to -5 degrees here and my transmission never seemed to warm up, after 30 highway miles and probably 10 city miles it would still be notchy and couldn't shift fast or I would get a grind, the only thing I found to warm it up good was to drive up mountain roads and do some uphill pulls to get more friction to heat things up.
 

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I live in alaska and recently it was 0 to -5 degrees here and my transmission never seemed to warm up, after 30 highway miles and probably 10 city miles it would still be notchy and couldn't shift fast or I would get a grind, the only thing I found to warm it up good was to drive up mountain roads and do some uphill pulls to get more friction to heat things up.
Sounds like a great place! I can't wait for a trip up that way, it rarely gets below 20s down here in NJ. Do many people have engine/transmission heaters? Might help shifting?
 

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The thing I live in south texas.... this is 90s 100s degree weather and it would happen before the winter... and never dtop with the notichiness or grinds I can't even shift quickly as it dtops me or feels like the synchros get in the way and feels like ill break the shifter.... the transmission cannot be shifted quickly... even when spent over an hour with expressway driving. I honestly dont believe this is "normal" for any transmission :-(
 

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Sounds like a great place! I can't wait for a trip up that way, it rarely gets below 20s down here in NJ. Do many people have engine/transmission heaters? Might help shifting?
Yea alot have engine block heaters but not transmission heaters, my 2012 base has an engine block heater, does yours not have one?
 

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Yea alot have engine block heaters but not transmission heaters, my 2012 base has an engine block heater, does yours not have one?
I don't have a heater, I think that's optional anywhere south of NY/VT. Would only help it warm up faster, not really needed. I know a couple guys who have them on their diesels and a civic that uses one to help improve his avg mpg (hyper miler, claims he could get my V6 up to 40mpg but I don't trust the engine off coasting or using clutch to bump start). Plus that's not the point of a Mustang! Lol

Which snow ties do you have? Blizzacks/general artimax/conti extremes?
 

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I just took mine to the dealer the other day and they relaxed the fluid and said it fixes most ,but not mine so the y told me to come get a rental or they would bring me one . And that thy where going take the shifter out today and possibly change it out . Hopefully they will put something better in . If not maybe all this will make it smoother. I didn't think it was a bad as they did though .
 

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I just took mine to the dealer the other day and they relaxed the fluid and said it fixes most ,but not mine so the y told me to come get a rental or they would bring me one . And that thy where going take the shifter out today and possibly change it out . Hopefully they will put something better in . If not maybe all this will make it smoother. I didn't think it was a bad as they did though .
I told them that by it grinding so much excessive material of the metal shedding would end up clogging up the passeges and cause more damage
 
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