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Old 01-25-2003, 04:33   #1 (permalink)
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mad Falcon TE50 Tremec Gearbox Issue

About 3 months ago I purchased a Falcon TE50 with the 5 speed manual tremec transmission. In quick time it has developed a terrible knock at idle through the gearbox. Ford keep telling me it is a characteristic of the Tremec box. It spoils a brilliant car
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Others have had similar problems and fob offs - do a search of this forum under Tremac or T3. eg Ford warranty, What warranty?
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Welcome aboard Don.
Sadly there have been some issues with this gearbox - there have been a couple of threads here that have dealt with -

Wierd gearing on TE50
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Is it exactly gearbox or something like pilot bearing misalignment or incorrect tolarance, clutch fork loose and rattling ??? Sometimes the fix is so simple...
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thanks ebxr8240 for your info. I am taking it back to the Ford Dealer this week. I hope they will explore the suggestions you have given me. I truly can not put up with it as it is. I have owned a number of warm xr8's and all experiences have been very pleasurable. I thought the TE50 was going to raise me to a new dimension. So disappointing thus far.
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XR8 pursuit 250 we had did have a knock in the gearbox, turned out to be faulty cluster shaft. be prepared to wait for parts as ford catalogue only shows T5, not TR3650.
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In AU models these boxes were not assembled by Tremec. They are pulled down, have a longer input shaft fitted, the bellhousing is modified and a 4" spacer fitted. Incorrect tolerancing during re-assembly causes some to rattle at idle. Ford also recommend the incorrect oil type be used. BA spec boxes are assembled by tremec to Ford's design, and the oil spec has apparently been upgraded to something more suitable.
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