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Old 04-27-2005, 11:05 PM   #1
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Unhappy Clutch TSB Took 5th and 6th Gear...

So I got my car back today...it drove like a new SVT. Great, grand, wonderful...I've got to take it back tomorrow morn because I've got no 5th and 6th gear!

It lasted a good 60-75 Miles, and then I felt a strange 'slide' in the gearbox...no more 5&6. :(

So, here's what it feels like now; works like a champ from gears 1-4, shifting beautifully. I go to 5, and it downshifts into gear 3! Whenever I'm in gear 3, the shifter can be moved directly into the gear 5 slot without moving downward! Same with gear 4...can be shifted directly into gear slot 6 without going up, over, and downward...

What in the heck is going on?

Anyways, I'm off to the dealer in the morning at 50 mph because I don't feel like riding at 6k rpm the whole way on the interstate...

Any ideas are wonderfully welcome.


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Old 04-27-2005, 11:20 PM   #2
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u prolly lost those gears the dealership most prolly screwed it up as the always do. have them give u a new tranny. Good luck
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Yeah, the dealer has been awesome to me so far, I'm quite sure they will be able to resolve the problem as soon as possible. A new tranny? Wowsers, that would be sweet...I dunno, I guess we'll see what happens.

I know I bring it in tomorrow, but does anyone have a clue as to what may have happened?
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i think when they put ur clutch back together they must have screwed up something.. i had this happen but i didn't lose my gears i just could never take it out of gear unless revved it alittle even with the clutch engaged it wouldn't come out gear..when i tried to go into a different gear it felt like if i forced it out something would break...
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Shift linkage might be out of alignment too.
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SVT4life- dang, you'd think they'd be a little more thoroughly trained than that...well, as long as they fix my baby...*crosses fingers*

Daeron- yeah, that sounds familiar too...I'll have to bring that up when I bring it in this morn. Man, I didn't know my alarm clock worked at 6am.
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Don't feel bad about the probs. The clutch plate they put on mine was mis-marked so they put it on backwards. Needless to say, they had to get authorization for the extra time to tear it all down again to fix that.
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When I got my car back from the TSB getting into 5th was pretty hard. Didn't lose them completely like you did though. But it just kept getting smother as I drove it and now it's fine. It's good you have a good relationship with your dealership. Unlike us, many others have a tough time getting these type of repairs done.
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Oh, believe me, I went through my share of moron dealers til I was blessed with this place! If anyone lives in louisiana, stop by Audubon Ford in Baton Rouge, off of Airline South...they rock.

One guy didn't believe me when I said that Ford makes SVT's...needless to say, I didn't take it to that one...

Now all I'm doing is waiting for that wonderful phone call that tells me it's all ready for pickup...
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^^ hahaha thats funny u had to tell him ford makes svt's haha thats priceless i would have seriously smacked him sideways... yeah my dealership is retarded they screw up everyones car im gonna go into fairfax and get it fixed from them from now on .. all the workers at my dealership are a bunch of tools..
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