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mko 26 Apr 2009 09:48 pm

New here, Bad Shifting Problems need help
 
Ok, it's my neighbour's 01 LE 5 speed. He said it progressed to this condition.

So, I went to put it in 1st and it doesn't want to go, then I tried all other gears and it doesn't go in any gear when engine is running. When engine is off no problem going into gear, I also put it in first and started the car and it started. I saw the bushings of the shifter cables were gone, so i modified some old bushings from my Galant and made them fit. Then all the sudden It shifted very smoothly thru out all gears. Drove it around and i noticed it started getting choppy and by the time I went to the garage I completely couldn't get it into any gear again. Looked at the slave and the fork and it goes all the way to the other side. Also, I noticed that there were no adjustments rods neither on master or slave cylinder. 5 min later it started to shift again and then it stopped.

Any thoughts, recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

Also, just ordered the replacement shifter cable bushings.

Where is the bleeder screw, I may flush the fluid.


Thanks

mko 27 Apr 2009 12:29 pm

Re: New here, Bad Shifting Problems need help
 
Anyone?

PT_Cuda 27 Apr 2009 04:33 pm

Re: New here, Bad Shifting Problems need help
 
Why order a new cable? check the bushings in the cable under the hood. Pull the battery easy to see once you get it out of the way.

If the bushings are shot.

Booger Racing order up a set and save a bunch of money over a stock cable with rubber bushings that will just do the exact same thing in a year..

And there is a fill and drain plugs on the trans its self and at 9 years or so of service yeah its due.. ATF+4 in that T-350 some say use the conditioner some don't that choice is up to you..

Sounds like either a bushing issue or the synchros are starting to go bad..

Can you do the key dance and see if any other codes pop up?

mko 27 Apr 2009 05:25 pm

Re: New here, Bad Shifting Problems need help
 
Thanks for your answer. As i said in my first post I ordered shifter cables bushings, and not the cable itself. I will change the gear oil.

Do you know how many quarts does the tranny take?

Is the fill in plug easily accessible?





Thanks

PT_Cuda 28 Apr 2009 10:05 am

Re: New here, Bad Shifting Problems need help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mko (Post 258935)
Thanks for your answer. As i said in my first post I ordered shifter cables bushings, and not the cable itself. I will change the gear oil.

Do you know how many quarts does the tranny take?

Is the fill in plug easily accessible?





Thanks

Cool I probably read it wrong, I do that on occasion :o

You will need a pump, I believe its 5qts of AFT+4..

mko 28 Apr 2009 01:57 pm

Re: New here, Bad Shifting Problems need help
 
thanks, i'll keep updating

mko 06 May 2009 10:52 pm

Re: New here, Bad Shifting Problems need help
 
Ok, so it was the bushings. It's shifting pretty smooth now.

Next is to put new gear oil in there. Are sure it take 5 quarts? It seems a lot to me.

Decsr 07 May 2009 12:15 am

Re: New here, Bad Shifting Problems need help
 
I am not sure if an 01, 5 speed takes the same as a 05 takes but I have an 05, 5 speed and it takes 2.5 Qt. of ATF+4 and that will fill it up all the way to the fill hole. Good Luck:D

PT_Cuda 07 May 2009 02:42 pm

Re: New here, Bad Shifting Problems need help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Decsr (Post 259665)
I am not sure if an 01, 5 speed takes the same as a 05 takes but I have an 05, 5 speed and it takes 2.5 Qt. of ATF+4 and that will fill it up all the way to the fill hole. Good Luck:D

Yes it was a lot, my bad, posting before coffee sorry.. :o

2.5q = 3 bottles you should be good..

And yes same T-350 only changes we found was in the gearing after the 01 year. They were made taller for highway driving.

Decsr 07 May 2009 02:46 pm

Re: New here, Bad Shifting Problems need help
 
LOL Been there done that PT Cuda:D


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