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Old 02-28-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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Default Intermittent vibration in 5th gear after MGW shifter install

I just installed an MGW shifter in my 2002 GT, and it is really blowing my mind how different it is from a stock shifter. I like it, but there is one problem - whenever I go to 5th gear I start to hear a vibration that is transmitted thru the shifter and is quite loud also. It is fairly constant but it buzzes for half a second or so then stop for the same amount, continuously. Other than that it seems great. Is this something that will go away as it breaks in?
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Did you install it with that chewed up socket bushing? If so then I would replace that before searching for some other problem.

Did the bushing snap onto the ball on the shift lever?
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Did you install it with that chewed up socket bushing? If so then I would replace that before searching for some other problem.

Did the bushing snap onto the ball on the shift lever?
I did use the old bushing until I can get a new one, but it did snap on with a good amount of finger pressure and seems to be on there very firmly.
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I took my car to a transmission shop today to see what they thought about the problem with this 3650. The guy drove it for a while and he said he could feel the problem in fourth as well as 5th, so he thinks it's a bearing problem. They said I needed what they called a bearing and synchro job, which sounds like a complete rebuild to me. Cost will be in the $1350 range with parts and labor, assuming the gears are ok (if not they would recommend a reman tranny instead of rebuilding the old one). Plus, they recommended that I change the clutch and check the rear seal on the engine at the same time. Extra labor will be $100 on the clutch if I supply it, no extra charge on labor if they supply the clutch. Does this all make sense? This shop has a pretty good reputation as the best in town, but I thought I would get some additional input - thanks for any comments.
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