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Old 04-27-2005, 04:21   #1 (permalink)
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Tongue Having problems with your 5 speed in the BA?

Does your 5 speed manual gearbox in your BA grate when you are under load and change upto fifth?
Well you are not alone, I recently had mine fixed and the problem appears to be with the fifth and reverse synchro's which were replaced. The gearbox is now a different gearbox with much smoother changes and at last no more grating.
It took some convincing of the folk at B.S Stilwell Ford in Adelaide but I finally found a Service Manager who believed me and actually drove the car!
There is apparently a TSB issued for this problem, but the gearbox manufacturers have to be consulted by Ford dealerships as to whether to replace the gearbox or just replace the synchro's in fifth and reverse. Guess they always take the cheapest option!
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Re: Having problems with your 5 speed in the BA?

There is no such thing as "under load and change up". If the clutch is in, there is no load. These synchros fail from skip shifting into fifth, which is not allowed.
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Re: Having problems with your 5 speed in the BA?

Excuse my ignorance but what is skip shifting!
In terms of under load it is when you accelerate either going up hills or overtaking and changing into fifth gear from fourth under those conditions always without fail resulted in the gears grating.

The vehicle has done only 30,000km's, is never driven hard and has certainly never been abused. In fact Ford said it was a problem with a lot of the 5 speeds and no mention was made in relation to skip shifting whatever that might be.
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Re: Having problems with your 5 speed in the BA?

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Excuse my ignorance but what is skip shifting!
In terms of under load it is when you accelerate either going up hills or overtaking and changing into fifth gear from fourth under those conditions always without fail resulted in the gears grating.

The vehicle has done only 30,000km's, is never driven hard and has certainly never been abused. In fact Ford said it was a problem with a lot of the 5 speeds and no mention was made in relation to skip shifting whatever that might be.
Skip shifting is "skipping" a gear, ie going from 2nd straight to fifth. This is a cause of most fifth gear problems in the BA. The rest of the problems are from the vague throttle and clutch in the BA. There is no such thing as shifting under load. The car may be under load when you let the clutch out, but during the shift, if there is load, there is a problem with your clutch or technique. The fifth gear assy in a BA is the same as used all the way back to XF, with no problems.
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