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Old 06-26-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
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2005 GT's in Washington DC area?

I would like to find someone in the DC area with a new GT, manual transmission,
to compare to mine. I still get a 'thunk' sound (like drivetrain lash) when I go
from decelerating to accelerating. I can hear it especially in 3rd gear going
around 15-20 mph.

The dealer told me it's just the way they are. But I'd sure like to hear it in
another GT to feel a little more confident about what the dealer says.
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Old 06-26-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 GT's in Washington DC area?

On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:28:29 GMT, Joe <avoidingspam@nospam.com> wrote:

>John H <PocoLoco415@hotmail.com> wrote in
>news:0h6tb15senlr4fndq7aeb9fv8merhodtjv@4ax.com:
>
>> I would like to find someone in the DC area with a new GT, manual
>> transmission, to compare to mine. I still get a 'thunk' sound (like
>> drivetrain lash) when I go from decelerating to accelerating. I can
>> hear it especially in 3rd gear going around 15-20 mph.
>>
>> The dealer told me it's just the way they are. But I'd sure like to
>> hear it in another GT to feel a little more confident about what the
>> dealer says.

>
>Can you check out another GT at the dealer?


The dealers don't have any on the lots!
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Old 06-26-2005, 11:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 GT's in Washington DC area?

John H <PocoLoco415@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:28:29 GMT, Joe <avoidingspam@nospam.com>

wrote:
>
>>John H <PocoLoco415@hotmail.com> wrote in
>>news:0h6tb15senlr4fndq7aeb9fv8merhodtjv@4ax.com:
>>
>>> I would like to find someone in the DC area with a new GT, manual
>>> transmission, to compare to mine. I still get a 'thunk' sound

(like
>>> drivetrain lash) when I go from decelerating to accelerating. I

can
>>> hear it especially in 3rd gear going around 15-20 mph.
>>>
>>> The dealer told me it's just the way they are. But I'd sure like

to
>>> hear it in another GT to feel a little more confident about what

the
>>> dealer says.

>>
>>Can you check out another GT at the dealer?

>
> The dealers don't have any on the lots!


Really? There are a bunch down here. Even convertibles.
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Old 06-26-2005, 11:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 GT's in Washington DC area?

I dont have a GT, but I think I have a similar sound... Im in baltimore if
you want to meet up and compare...

Do you get a funky relay clicking on and off in the drivers side engine
compartment while driving?

"John H" <PocoLoco415@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:0h6tb15senlr4fndq7aeb9fv8merhodtjv@4ax.com...
>I would like to find someone in the DC area with a new GT, manual
>transmission,
> to compare to mine. I still get a 'thunk' sound (like drivetrain lash)
> when I go
> from decelerating to accelerating. I can hear it especially in 3rd gear
> going
> around 15-20 mph.
>
> The dealer told me it's just the way they are. But I'd sure like to hear
> it in
> another GT to feel a little more confident about what the dealer says.
> --
> John H
>
> "All decisions are the result of binary thinking."



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Old 06-26-2005, 12:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 GT's in Washington DC area?


"John H" <PocoLoco415@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:0h6tb15senlr4fndq7aeb9fv8merhodtjv@4ax.com...
> I would like to find someone in the DC area with a new GT, manual

transmission,
> to compare to mine. I still get a 'thunk' sound (like drivetrain lash)

when I go
> from decelerating to accelerating. I can hear it especially in 3rd gear

going
> around 15-20 mph.
>

Do you detect it at all in the higher gears?
My '00 GT had a strange *clunk* in the drivetrain. After a couple visits to
the dealership they discovered the motor/trans was not properly bolted in.
The noise was more pronounced in 3rd, 4th and 5th. In 5th, the throttle
up/down at around 70mph would induce the sound/sensation quite reliably.
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Old 06-26-2005, 12:01   #6 (permalink)
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"Joe" <avoidingspam@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:kcAve.8596$qm.1438@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
> John H <PocoLoco415@hotmail.com> wrote in
> news:ce8tb15np6r884jls2r8ftuubq7a0fa4mg@4ax.com:
> >
> > The dealers don't have any on the lots!

>
> Really? There are a bunch down here. Even convertibles.


Damn. While the hardtop GTs seem to be everywhere, I have not seen a single
GT convertible here in MA.
Seems all the GTs on the lots have the optional stereo, too. That must be a
real profit generator.
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Old 06-26-2005, 13:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 GT's in Washington DC area?

On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:38:25 -0400, <japhar> wrote something
wonderfully witty:

>I dont have a GT, but I think I have a similar sound... Im in baltimore if
>you want to meet up and compare...
>
>Do you get a funky relay clicking on and off in the drivers side engine
>compartment while driving?
>

Ah the trials & tribulations of buying the first model year of
anything.

>"John H" <PocoLoco415@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:0h6tb15senlr4fndq7aeb9fv8merhodtjv@4ax.com...
>>I would like to find someone in the DC area with a new GT, manual
>>transmission,
>> to compare to mine. I still get a 'thunk' sound (like drivetrain lash)
>> when I go
>> from decelerating to accelerating. I can hear it especially in 3rd gear
>> going
>> around 15-20 mph.
>>
>> The dealer told me it's just the way they are. But I'd sure like to hear
>> it in
>> another GT to feel a little more confident about what the dealer says.
>> --
>> John H
>>
>> "All decisions are the result of binary thinking."

>


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Old 06-26-2005, 15:02   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 GT's in Washington DC area?

On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:38:25 -0400, <japhar> wrote:

>I dont have a GT, but I think I have a similar sound... Im in baltimore if
>you want to meet up and compare...
>
>Do you get a funky relay clicking on and off in the drivers side engine
>compartment while driving?
>
>"John H" <PocoLoco415@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:0h6tb15senlr4fndq7aeb9fv8merhodtjv@4ax.com...
>>I would like to find someone in the DC area with a new GT, manual
>>transmission,
>> to compare to mine. I still get a 'thunk' sound (like drivetrain lash)
>> when I go
>> from decelerating to accelerating. I can hear it especially in 3rd gear
>> going
>> around 15-20 mph.
>>
>> The dealer told me it's just the way they are. But I'd sure like to hear
>> it in
>> another GT to feel a little more confident about what the dealer says.
>> --
>> John H
>>
>> "All decisions are the result of binary thinking."

>


No, I haven't heard it. Could be 'cause I'm half deaf though. I'll ask my wife
to listen next time we're out.
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Old 06-26-2005, 15:02   #9 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 GT's in Washington DC area?

On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 17:19:30 GMT, "John C." <jonc@shore.net> wrote:

>
>"John H" <PocoLoco415@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:0h6tb15senlr4fndq7aeb9fv8merhodtjv@4ax.com...
>> I would like to find someone in the DC area with a new GT, manual

>transmission,
>> to compare to mine. I still get a 'thunk' sound (like drivetrain lash)

>when I go
>> from decelerating to accelerating. I can hear it especially in 3rd gear

>going
>> around 15-20 mph.
>>

>Do you detect it at all in the higher gears?
>My '00 GT had a strange *clunk* in the drivetrain. After a couple visits to
>the dealership they discovered the motor/trans was not properly bolted in.
>The noise was more pronounced in 3rd, 4th and 5th. In 5th, the throttle
>up/down at around 70mph would induce the sound/sensation quite reliably.


It's most noticeable in 3rd at slow speeds. If the rpm is higher, the engine
noise covers the sound. I don't hear it at all in 5th, a little in 4th.
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Old 06-26-2005, 15:02   #10 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 GT's in Washington DC area?

On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 17:19:48 GMT, "John C." <jonc@shore.net> wrote:

>
>"Joe" <avoidingspam@nospam.com> wrote in message
>news:kcAve.8596$qm.1438@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
>> John H <PocoLoco415@hotmail.com> wrote in
>> news:ce8tb15np6r884jls2r8ftuubq7a0fa4mg@4ax.com:
>> >
>> > The dealers don't have any on the lots!

>>
>> Really? There are a bunch down here. Even convertibles.

>
>Damn. While the hardtop GTs seem to be everywhere, I have not seen a single
>GT convertible here in MA.
>Seems all the GTs on the lots have the optional stereo, too. That must be a
>real profit generator.


I've got the Shaker 1000 in mine, but not because I wanted it. It just happened
to be in the car I wanted. It's about a $1200 option (over the price of the
Shaker 500). I'd sell it in a minute for half that, or less.
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