Originally Posted by 1turbofocus
I said brakes because I didnt know you had a full understand of how it all worked , yes the baulker rings
"In a synchromesh gearbox, to correctly match the speed of the gear to that of the shaft as the gear is engaged, a collar initially applies a force to a cone-shaped brass clutch attached to the gear, which brings the speeds to match prior to the collar locking into place. The collar is prevented from bridging the locking rings when the speeds are mismatched by synchro rings (also called blocker rings or baulk rings). The synchro rings have a sloping engagement so as long as they drag rotationally, they hold the dog clutch out of engagement. The brass clutch ring gradually causes parts to spin at the same speed. When they do spin the same speed, there is no more force on the sloping surfaces of the synchro rings, and the dog clutch is allowed to fall in to engagement. In a modern gearbox"
If this is a fresh rebuild , who built it ? where Focus parts uses or some other concoction ? like from a Contour or other MTX style trans , I have seen this before when "better syncro" were used
I really really dont think its the collars/syncros/forks etc. Its the EXACT same for each gear, its the original transmission 100, 000kms as far as I know never been rebuilt.. but when I took the shift tower out it looked pretty new, I doubt it was the original. So did the bolt shear off and damage something which lead to a rebuild previous to me buying it? I dont know.. all I know is its bad when its cold. Its alot better when warm, almost perfect, but sometimes it sticky, and all the shifts are somewhat notchy( a minor click in the throw of any gear) , if I shift fast (or at least quicker) or at high rpm, its better. But still there, the notchyness isnt always there when warm either, sometimes it shifts perfect, sometimes it engages 1st perfect, but more than not, its a little notchy when warm shifting through any gears and selecting any gear at a stop is kinda difficult but not always.
It never grinds, although it HAS HAPPENED ONLY once or twice, and thats when it comes out of gear, if i pull it out REALLY slow when its sticky, it has a light scratchy noise. But hasnt done that it a long time and again only did it twice.The other thing I noticed, trying to put it in reverse it makes a metal clank noise, if it wont go into the gate and I keep trying it clanks and fades away with each try after three times it goes in. When I try and get into 1st in the morning it wont go, try second and it goes in, at a stop i can try 4th it wont go, then I try first again, it goes in etc. First try from neutral to any gear it doesnt go, second try it goes in. Warm most of the time it just goes in, but sometimes it doesnt the first try. This is what happened with the car. Bought it from a ford dealer, took it back the next day because I couldnt get into gear in the morning. They replaced, clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, slave/TOB, from what I can remember it was fine for a few days then resurfaced. Took it back and they did the adjustments to the shift cables, it was the same, then they did the master cylinder and its the same.. then the service manager told me what I am experiencing is completley normal for the mtx ( they have thown too many parts in it and cant figure it out, I think that was there way of saying there done) its a confusing one.. ive taken it to a transmissiin shop amd they said it felt fine ( it was warm) I feel notchyness when its warm so im surprised he couldnt feel it on the test drive. Are these transmission genearlly notchy? Other standards ive driven just click into gear, this one clicks and kinda skips , im going to just try a different fluid.. tom what would you recommend? I saw you said mobile 1? Synthetic? 5/30? Do you think I should try the desiel? Or a synthetic ATF?
Really appreciate your guys help with this! Thank you.