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Old 15 Jan 2011, 05:39 am
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I was wondering if anyone on here has had any major problems with the 5 speed tranny. I was driving it home the other night and second felt gone, yet other gear was working beautifully. I have an 04 GT, and I read about a problem with the shift selectors breaking on FWD cars, particularly the SRT 4. Please help
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 09:39 am
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IDK anything about the Getrag, (SRT uses a NVG).
I'd suggest you eyeball shift bushings.
Fork breakage (in anything) occurs in unusual conditions, IDK anything about
you, but'd guess you don't do the things Neon driver's do to cars ...
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 02:37 pm
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The gertrags are probably the best FWD transaxle you can own.

Have you checked the shifter bushings and how many miles on your car??

How is the fluid level, have you serviced it??

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Old 15 Jan 2011, 04:59 pm
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I am completely new to the the fwd transaxle things, and have not had a chance to check the bushings. The fluid was fine, no grit, bright color and so on. The tranny was last serviced about 30k ago, when my wife first bought the car. It now has 105k on the car total
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 05:19 pm
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Pull your airbox and you can see the shift linkages and bushings on the tranny itself. Eyeballing the one's inside the car are a bit more difficult but you should be able to lift the center console enough to see them. Be wary, if you've broken loose a shift cable, there is no real good repair for it and you'd need to replace it. If it's fraying or worn, I'd think about finding a way to repair or replace. The bushings, however, regardless if wear I'd replace them with booger bushings, they are fabulous.

You need to go try a slow start in second gear, see if it's actually gone or not. If it's gone, it's not your shifter or linkages, and that's a bad omen. I've not seen many of these G288's break except by racers. You see the axles break more often than the tranny.
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