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98 mustang keeps kicking out of gear

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by DwnShftPrincess, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. DwnShftPrincess

    DwnShftPrincess Senior Member

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    Long story short:
    98 mustang 5spd, replaced clutch in it in 2003.
    when i got the car back 2nd started grinding and kicking out then it quit.
    8 months later 3rd did the same.
    Spring of last year tranny started slipping. For a quick fix i bought another clutch (stage 1). Still had 1, 4, and 5.
    This spring i couldn't shift down into first unless i was going under 20mph
    Within the last 2 months first has started kicking out gear when coming out of a stop . Sometimes takes 4 and 5 tries and some grinding in the middle of an intersection for the car to get going.
    While the car is neutral there is a high pitched squealing noise. When I press the clutch in the noise goes away.
    Anybody know whats wrong with it? I know I need a new tranny but i'm trying to hold off for a complete swap.
    What to do?
     
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    FFCiv Senior Member

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    the squeal is your Throw out bearing... i think your tranny is junk... is it a GT?
     
  3. DwnShftPrincess

    DwnShftPrincess Senior Member

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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Get a new T-5 five speed. I'll bet all your synchro forks are gone.
     
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    Something like that, i knew someone who had a 97 probe gt, kept popping out of 5th gear, it was said to be "shifter forks" or something of that sort.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Are these trannies still top-loaders?

    I would go to say that the Mounts are dying too quickly, and that only applies if it's linkage shift. Top Loader you'll know if your mounts are bad.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I know 99-04 GT TR3650's are top loaders, I'm 50% sure that everything up to the 05 year are top loaders.
     
  8. DwnShftPrincess

    DwnShftPrincess Senior Member

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    I know I need a new one. I want to swap it all together but I have to get the civic straight first. Money IS the object. It is really dangerous. I could be making a turn with a 18wheeler coming and the bitch will kick out of gear. Its like watching the grim reaper playing a joke me. [​IMG]
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    go to a junkyard and pick up a new tranny. that thing is fubar.
    how the hell do you start on a hill taching out 1st and then going to 700 rpm in 4th gear? lol
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    im willin to bet your syncros are gone. take b's suggestion and find a GT in the junk yard. there should be enough of em there to last a life time. Its like every 16 year old girl gets one and they are in front enders. engine is scrap but the tranny should be okay.
     
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    Slo86GT Super Moderator

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    Bent shift forks or worn out dog ears. Either way, it'll be less expensive to bite the bullet and go pick up a used T-45.

    Yes, it is a toploader. Every mustang since 1979 has been, and probably a while before then also. [​IMG]
     
  13. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Up until the 05 year. The 05 GTs use the same Tr3650 as the 99-04s, but they aren't top loaders.
     
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