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Old 09-02-2003, 19:52   #1 (permalink)
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T-5 Manual Shifting troubles

Hey all
When i shift quickly from 2nd to 3rd above 3000 rpm it crunches, and i have to slowly change, but under 3 g's it fine, does anyone have the same problem or if not can anyone offer some suggestions???
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Re: T-5 Manual Shifting troubles

The 2-3 cluster gear is renowned for being weak and the synchros aren't much better. Try double clutching or you're up for a synchro replacement.

Have you tried changing to a synthetic high quality oil yet?
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Re: T-5 Manual Shifting troubles

Yup, new balk rings for your 2-3 synchro assembly should do the trick... If I was you I'd go for the entire assembly, no point in replacing just the rings.
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Yep, nothing like replacing $900 worth of componantry when $80 worth will fix it.
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Re: T-5 Manual Shifting troubles

Personally I know I'd just change the synchros :)
Although while the box was out I'd inspect it all, and probably end up doing the bearings too at $550
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Re: T-5 Manual Shifting troubles

i did all that i got 2-3 and 3-4 synchros and a bearing averhaul kit, this is what fustrated me because before ut wouldnt go in2 3rd at all and now if i want to change a little quicker than a 90y.o granny, it crunches
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Did you inspect the drive dogs for damage, and did you get the preload correct?
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Re: T-5 Manual Shifting troubles

I have the exact same problem in my EL XR6. Will fitting that SVO 'Lightning' replacement shift assmbly fix this?
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No. No shifter will make any difference to the actual internal operation of the box. Short throw units will probably exagerate any shift baulk problems.
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SO what do I actually need and where do I get it from?
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