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Old 11-13-2010, 02:00   #1 (permalink)
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Tranny problems

Recently, my loving wife....has had issues with my fusion shifting into 5th gear(manual transmission). Now, i don't know much about manual transmissions. I've asked around a little bit. One guy i talked to said he had the same problem with his mustang. his problem solution was he just needed to add tranny fluid cuz it was low. i'm currently deployed...so...when my wife called a local transmission repair shop...they said to change the oil...she also asked a couple people who know "mechanics"...they said it could possibly be the synchronizer....anyone have any good advice or possible insight to my problem?
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:01   #2 (permalink)
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Checking g/box oil level would be the easiest start off point .Then you could get gear linkage setup checked . May well be synchro hub , but check other points first .
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:33   #3 (permalink)
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Recently, my loving wife....has had issues with my fusion shifting into 5th gear(manual transmission). Now, i don't know much about manual transmissions. I've asked around a little bit. One guy i talked to said he had the same problem with his mustang. his problem solution was he just needed to add tranny fluid cuz it was low. i'm currently deployed...so...when my wife called a local transmission repair shop...they said to change the oil...she also asked a couple people who know "mechanics"...they said it could possibly be the synchronizer....anyone have any good advice or possible insight to my problem?
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First...from one Vet to other...Thank you for you Service...and come home safe...

As R.S says First if this is a Manual Tranny you may not be able to check the Fluids...Checking the transmission fluid in a manual transmission can be difficult. A few thoughtful manufacturers have included a dipstick, but that's the exception rather than the rule. If you own a car with a manual transmission, we suggest that you ask your mechanic to check the fluid level when your car is up on the lift during an oil change. It takes just a minute.

You may need to just change the Fluid, and the Filter only.

Here is a good link to check out... http://www.howtodothings.com/automotive/a3500-how-to-change-your-transmission-fluid.html
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The site Sterling_Six posted tells how to change the fluid on a manual transmission at the lower part of the page.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:43   #5 (permalink)
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This might help you ,

On the lower front side of the transmission housing, you will see the filler/level plug, which has a large Allen key fitting. Note it is the plug furthest from the engine; where applicable, do not confuse it with the blanking plug near the bellhousing, unscrew the filler/level plug from the front face of the transmission.
The oil level must be between 10 mm and 15 mm below the bottom edge of the filler/level plug hole (use a cranked tool such as an Allen key, or a piece of bent wire, to check the level).
If necessary, top-up the level with the specified grade of oil . Add the oil in very small amounts, and allow time for the oil level to stabilise before rechecking the level
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Recently, my loving wife....has had issues with my fusion shifting into 5th gear(manual transmission). Now, i don't know much about manual transmissions. I've asked around a little bit. One guy i talked to said he had the same problem with his mustang. his problem solution was he just needed to add tranny fluid cuz it was low. i'm currently deployed...so...when my wife called a local transmission repair shop...they said to change the oil...she also asked a couple people who know "mechanics"...they said it could possibly be the synchronizer....anyone have any good advice or possible insight to my problem?
Thank you for your service to our country. Could you please tell us what year you Fusion is and wether it's a 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder??? That way I can check for TSB's on AllData.
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it's a 2007 4 cyl.
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No TSB's, check fluid level as previously recommended.
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Too funny. I was going to start a new thread to see if anyone here owns a manual trans Fusion, as the new base 6 speed 4cyl (of course) has caught my interest....

I concur, check fluid level is first. Second, if your wife knows how to double clutch, or match rpm to engine speed for instance, and 5th engages smoothly (or better!), then I vote bad synchro.

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