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Old 11-11-2003, 13:05   #1 (permalink)
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My gear stick is really starting to bug me.......I used to be able to listen to the note of the exhaust.......now all i hear is gearstick rattle.....in 3rd its shocking

I dont want to hear that its normal for them to rattle......

Its pissing me off so much I'm thinking about getting rid of it

anyone heard of any fixes?
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Old 11-11-2003, 14:28   #2 (permalink)
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Well, you said you don't want to hear it. It seems some are a lot worse than others, mine seems to have improved with age. It was never really bad, just an annoying chatter, can't say I notice it any more. If enough people complain they might do something about it.
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Old 11-11-2003, 16:19   #3 (permalink)
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Have you reported this to your dealer?
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Old 11-11-2003, 17:24   #4 (permalink)
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Fitting the Herrod Short Shifter reduces the noise (it doesn't fix it completely) with the added benefit if lightning fast shifts. Shouldn't cost more that $700
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Another plus for automatics,they dont rattle.
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Old 11-11-2003, 18:10   #6 (permalink)
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I havenít heard or noticed any shifter rattle with my GTP.

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Old 11-11-2003, 19:20   #7 (permalink)
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I'll mention it next service

Its almost as if something under there is not lined up properly in the drive line somewhere
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Another plus for automatics,they dont rattle.
Cheers John
Pity they can't be pushed started , or taken to 4000rpm and dropped into gear without exploding , or even towed for that matter ( unless you want to disconnect your tailshaft ) , and cost more to maintain and buy.

There are less advantages of owning an auto than manual , but I still reckon the BA V8 auto is one bloody good unit .
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Old 11-11-2003, 20:22   #9 (permalink)
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It's actually coming from inside the box. I Know you don't want to hear it, but I was told when I complained about mine that it was a characteristic of the Tremec box. I think Aussie Pete had a bad one. Check back through the threads this has beendiscussed before, but I haven't heard of any of the bad cases getting attention.
Try customer relations if you get no dealer satisfaction. They can organise an area manager to come and assess your problem.
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Pity they can't be pushed started , or taken to 4000rpm and dropped into gear without exploding , or even towed for that matter ( unless you want to disconnect your tailshaft ) , and cost more to maintain and buy.

There are less advantages of owning an auto than manual , but I still reckon the BA V8 auto is one bloody good unit .
They can be taken to 3K and dropped and that is good enough, funnily enough an auto can be push started you just have to get it to a very high speed to do it though, but all GT's come with 3 years road side assist so I wouldn't even think of push starting one when I can wait and get it fixed. Also if you have lowered spings on a GT I wouldn't like to see what your cars rear end looks like after being towed scaping on the ground, but an auto can be flat towed for a few k's if necessary, or just put on the back of a truck like most tow jobs these days, or as the manual says just use a Tow aid under the rears. They don't cost more to buy if you get a GT-P and there is no real maintainence on these new boxes they are a factory sealed unit, but they will cost a lot more to fix if they break. And I agree they are one bloody good unit
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