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#1 of 153 5 speed shifting Question
May 11, 2007 (7:29 am)
I have a '07 Mustang GT/CS with manual 5-speed. It feels very stiff to me but I have nothing to compare it to. Is there an adjustment or something that can be done to change this ?
#2 of 153 5 speed shifting.
May 14, 2007 (9:04 am)
Keep in mine, you are shifting what is basically a truck trans. There is 320+ lbft of torque going through the trans.
One thing you can do for not a lot of money is install a Hurst competition shifter or a Ford Racing Shifter. The Hurst shifter goes for under $200 online and is a 45 to 90 min install.
#3 of 153 Re: 5 speed shifting. [mschmal]
May 14, 2007 (1:38 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I know nothing about cars so your advice is appreciated. I know the engine is capable of 320 ft/lbs of torque but with the clutch depressed does that really come into play? I had another friend suggest the same thing. I'm afraid I don't know how to install a Hurst shifter myself so I would also have to pay someone to do it. Will it really make the shifting easier/smoother?
Thanks again for the help.
#4 of 153 Hurst Shifter,
May 15, 2007 (7:13 am)
This makes the strokes much much shorter. If you google it, there is lots of info on the web. Even if you took it to a Shifter to a mechanic to install, its a pretty quick job.
The manual trans components are big and beefy to handly both the stock torque and any additional from reasonable mods people might make.
Thease big beefy parts have more mass and just plain old take more effort to move. You can't compare this to a shifter in a Honda Civic etc.
#5 of 153 Re: Hurst Shifter, [mschmal]
May 16, 2007 (7:10 am)
Thanks again for the info. The last time I drove a stick shift was in 1967. It was a 1962 VW Beetle. If changing to a Hurst only shortens the stroke then I'm not sure I want to change it. Although I do like the looks of the Hurst shifter/knob better than the original.
#6 of 153 Re: Hurst Shifter, [moronix]
May 17, 2007 (1:11 pm)
For me is not hard to shift it just feels really clunky. Like i can feel the gears in the way. Is that normal? It is the V8 manual 5 speed.
#7 of 153 Re: Hurst Shifter, [vistabluestang]
May 18, 2007 (6:38 am)
Hard to shift is a relative term. It's hard compared to other cars I have owned but that does not mean that a girl can't do it. In my opinion it's like you say. It feels clunky like the gears don't mesh very well or it needs more oil or something like that. It does not slide into the slots without feeling like it's bumping into something along the way. I'm 66 years old and I don't race my car but If I tried to race then this transmission would have to go first. I wonder if the 6 speed manual in the Shelby Cobra is just as clunky??
#8 of 153 Hurst Shifter knob.
May 22, 2007 (6:18 am)
Looks good but burns your hand in the summer and freezes it in the winter.
#9 of 153 Re: Hurst Shifter, [moronix]
May 25, 2007 (7:59 am)
The shifting difficulties you describe are most likely the shifter, not the transmission. I have a Roush 427R which uses the stock GT 5-speed tranny. With the short throw shifter, it shifts quickly, easily, and without any grinding of the gears. Have a better shifter installed, you will love the difference.
#10 of 153 99 Auto Tranny Problem
Jul 30, 2007 (4:44 pm)
Have 99 V6 with auto, 140K, recently started to slip out of gear while driving. Now it's slipping into neutral, after backing out of driveway, when put into drive and accelerate, goes one foot and slips into neutral. No problem in second, first, or reverse. Fluid level is correct when warm. If start in first or second and shift to drive OK until you stop. Do I have a problem or need some type of adjustment. Help, it's my daughter's car, enough said!!!