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Still having 2nd gear grinding issues. Anyone get a fix?

Old 10-07-2008, 12:33 PM
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Default Transmission Woes

Originally Posted by str8wick3d View Post
So Months have passed.. Haven't had the time or cash to take it in to get looked at. My car will not go into 2nd gear without grinding unless I am going 20mph or slower and slowly shifting into the gear. I know a few of us had this problem and I read up and apparently Shelby's have a TSB on this? Any help would be great.
Have your technician check for bleed issues with your hydraulic clutch actuator. Sounds like you are dragging the clutch, which is common with your car. More Mustangs have clutch disengagement problems that ruin transmissions than transmissions that ruin themselves.

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Old 05-04-2009, 02:36 PM
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Default 3rd gear grind - Mustang GT

Hi Folks,

I first stumbled upon this site when I started to experiance "grinding" as I shifted up into 3rd gear when the weather was cold. I have now been through five or six trips to the dealership who eventually performed the TSB listed and when this failed to cure the problem replaced the oil with a synthetic oil still to no avail.
The gearbox is at best notchy all the time but when cold you can not only hear the objection but actually feel the gears objecting to being selected.
A Ford field service engineer has now driven my car and another at the dealership and reported that the grinding is, and I quote from the service entry, "both viehicles exhibited a grinding when shifting into 3rd gear. FSE reviewed repair records with technician and determined the grinding is a normal characteristic of this transmission" I personally am not happy to modify my driving habits to accomodate what appears to be a mechanical issue with the vehicle and I worry more about the longer term implications when the milage starts to build up and the warranty has expired.
Has anyone found a true solution to this issue or can anyone advise what steps to take next, the dealership have to a large extent said call ford, who have said "well is a FSE has seen the car and said it's ok".. you get the picture...

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Old 05-04-2009, 02:41 PM
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Would this problem not affect all changes? and be less tollerent to weather? I have owned several older cars with hydrolic clutch bleed issues but they tend to manifest with all gear changes. I will ask if this was checked, or can be checked..
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