T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Re: Problems with 5 Speed box in BA XR6
I have this problem as well T5 manual in my AUII XR6 under load say accelerating in 4th to say 120km/h under load and changing into fifth it crunch's abit. Can someone confirm if Ford do have a fix for this problem.
I have contacted a reputable gearbox place and they have advised me that often they will sand blast the 5th gear syncro (deglaze) to make it bite harder underload.
I don't want to rockup to Ford and get given the runaround and sayin "oh theres nothing wrong with yr gearbox blah blah blah", when clearly there is. Hmm might print this thread out and show them.
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