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2005 GT Transmission Issues

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Old 01-09-2015, 02:08 AM   #1
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Default 2005 GT Transmission Issues

Recently purchased an 05 GT (cheap!) with a terrible 2nd gear grind (syncro's are gone!).

Found a couple tranny's on eBay for around $900. But they do not reimburse for labor/shipping if the one they send you has issues.

Wondering whats the cheapest way out. Either rebuilding or recommendations on websites for used parts.

I would prefer buying a used transmission with a good guarantee that it does not have grinds/issues.

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Old 01-11-2015, 05:34 PM   #2
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Auto or manual trans? You could always check junkyards. Lots of wrecked stangs out there.

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Old 03-17-2015, 11:51 PM   #3
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What defines a really bad grind? I have had my 05 for 3 years, and it has always had a little grind when I am driving slow in 1st and 2nd gear. But is it normal to have a little grind sound?
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Old 03-25-2015, 04:11 PM   #4
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+1 for junkyards or your local CL. LKQ or other late model parts company. would be a good time to replace clutch and shifter as well.
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:17 PM   #5
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a used trans will always be cheaper than a rebuild/repair of your current gearbox. like they said check local parts yards

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Old 03-26-2015, 05:15 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by jwog666 View Post
a used trans will always be cheaper than a rebuild/repair of your current gearbox. like they said check local parts yards
+1. Especially if your local yards are a "you pull-it".

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Old 03-27-2015, 05:58 PM   #7
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Got a buddy with a '05 looking for a TR3650 trans, he found one with 100% money back guarantee if ever breaks for $600 locally.

Been quite some time since I did it, but the change from 22K mile old OEM fill to Mobile 1 Synthetic ATF in late Summer 2013 made a very slight change for better ....
.... and then in April 2014 going to Dex III / Merc made a dramatic improvement in shift quality in our '08's TR3650.
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