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#23 of 153 Re: 2007 v6 manual transmission [mschmal]
Oct 07, 2007 (2:29 pm)
Either see another dealer or go straight to the owner of the dealership first. I don't understand why dealers don't want to do warranty work. I'm sure Ford Motor Company pays them for it so what's the problem? I have an 07 GT with 5 speed manual and it makes no noise at all. I don't like the way it feels when shifting from 1st to 2nd but it's just the feel, nothing serious to my mind. I'm very happy with the car in spite of the fact that Mustangs seem overpriced to me.
#24 of 153 Re: 07 manual transmission [tammy12]
Oct 14, 2007 (10:21 am)
how you all doing? Just bought this awesome brand new 2007 v6 4.0 mustang convertible about 3 weeks ago. I got it as a left over at a dealership here in NY. It had only 70 miles on it when I bought it. To make a long story short, I hear a rattling sound when the car is in neutral. The sound goes away when the clutch is pressed to the floor. Car seems very loud and noisy, like a deisel. I brought it into the dealership and they said itís normal. Is it normal or is it the throw-out bearing acting up?
Also, while shifting from 1st to 2nd I hear a clinging, metal banging like sound. The dealer said itís also normal. Is that true? It seems kind of weird that this car should be making so much noise during shifting and its brand NEW!!!. My friends Mazda doesnít make a sound during shifting.
Is anybody else experiencing these problems?
Thanks for your help
#25 of 153 Re: 2007 v6 manual transmission [peekachoo]
Oct 16, 2007 (9:32 pm)
That's funny. I have a Shelby Cobra GT500 that I got in January and have had no problems with my transmission. Maybe its a V6 thing.
#26 of 153 which short throw shifter?
Oct 17, 2007 (6:27 pm)
Justpicked up an '02 GT with a 5-speed. Hate the shift linkage. Thinking of changing to a Tri-ax or a Pro-5.0. Advice and suggestions much appreciated.
#27 of 153 02 Mustang GTs.
Oct 19, 2007 (7:43 am)
Just so you are aware, technically there is no shift linkage prior to 05. The Trans is right under the shifter lever which is why it has that goofy goose neck shape.
After 05, the trans is mounted 2 for forward for this setup and there is shaft linkage.
Oct 24, 2007 (5:19 pm)
the stone mile... sounds like yours is doing the same mine is.. but they say nothings wrong with it.. id like to invite anyone that says it is supposed to sound like that to come drive my car and tell me this is normal..the dealerships hear the noise but cant find anything wrong.. i see that there is a recall listed for this model but i would think that they check that when it goes to the shop wouldnt you?
#29 of 153 Re: 07 manual transmission [thestonemile]
Oct 24, 2007 (5:22 pm)
hey sounds like yours is doing the same as mine.. so if you get an answer please let me know so i can go tell my dealership whats wrong with it.. i bought mine at 97 miles in september o7 had it shipped from texas to louisiana so i didnt test drive it before i bought it..
#30 of 153 mustang v 6 noises!!!
Nov 13, 2007 (7:23 am)
a friend of mine at lincoln took my car to let his transmittion person hear it.. he made a few adjustments on the clutch and checked all the boots.. then added some oil in the trans.. my clanking noise is gone.. so there is something that can be done.. its not supposed to sound like it did.. or i wasnt supposed to hear it inside of the car!!!
#31 of 153 Re: 07 manual transmission [tammy12]
Nov 19, 2007 (7:27 am)
When you press the clutch it stops.
Sounds like a possible throw out bearing. Any clutch pedal vibration? I mean real vibration while in gear?
As for normal gear noise, unless you replaced your shifter with a tri ax, etc. and didn't install the silencer back it should not be that loud of a sound. Tell the dealer to fix it, or they can have your car until it is fixed.
My bad. didn't read the last page of posts. If it happens again make them check the throw out.
#32 of 153 GT 5 Speed shift issues
Nov 23, 2007 (2:12 pm)
New here, and my first post, but probably my last as well. I am a member of more forums than I can keep track of.
Anyway to the point of my post-The info I am providing here ONLY applies to GT's with 5 speed transmission; not the GT500s or V6s...
First, I LOVE my car. I have been coveting them since they first came out. I only wanted a Legend Lime one. It was just never in the cards for me, until about 6 months ago when I finally picked up an 06 with 4200 miles on it.
I have only owned 2 other sticks in my life, but have driven a few more, and after the initial excitement of my new car wore off, I started noticing the "feel" of the shifting in my car was very inconsistent. Maybe sports car trannies are supposed to feel like this, but I am used to smooth-as-butter, consistant shifting. On my car one shift it may drop into gear as smooth as butter, and the next time it might feel "notchy", or like it didn't *quite* go in smoothly; almost feel a "bump", push a little further then a second "bump" when its fully engaged, and sometimes resistance is felt all the way into the gear.
Also on a few occasions, when shifting from 1st to 2nd I was greeted with a nice "clunk"-not really a gear grind, but close. In the cases of the "clunk" it was a cool morning, and I just started it up and drove off, and it only happend on the first shift of the day. Note, that for me (and ALOT of folks as well) once the vehicle reaches normal operating temperature, the "clashing" or grinding is not a problem. It shifts fine once at normal temp, although its still inconsistent feeling-sometimes its smooth and drops right into gear, other times resistance is felt.
Growing a little concerned, I did ALOT of web research. Bottom line, there isn't much on the 2005+ mustang's , but...
There is a weath of info on our transmissions, which in the GT happens to be the Tremec TR-3650. There was a TSB on the 2001-2004 mustangs for the VERY symptoms I am describing, and a few others as well. Supposedly these issues were fixed by the TSB, on some occasions by a fluid change (Tremec revised the fill quantity/oil type over the years in this tranny), and surly it was fixed by the 05 models.
Obviously not everyone is having this issue, as there will no doubt be a poster or two that says "I've never had any problems with mine", but evidently the issue has not been totally resolved as there are a few people out there that I have read about on the net, or spoken too that have had similar stories.
The good news is, your not alone-doesn't happen to everyone, but yours isn't the only one that does it, and according to the dealer, they *say* its okay and no harm will come to the vehicle. The bad news is, if they haven't fixed it by now for a problem that started to surfice since the day they started using these trannies in the GT, I don't expect a fix anytime soon.
For more information, you can see this thread (very long, and it *technicly only applies to 2001-2004 GTs):
Or, you can do a websearch for "TR3650 cold clash".
Although the two links I provided above do not apply to 05 and up stangs, I have also read (can't find the links now) of at least 3 others with similar stories. One person in his signature mentions that he traded his 05 stick for an 06 automatic and says "YES, automatic, and loving every non-notchy, clashy feel of the shifts".
Don't know if this helps anyone out, but thought I'd share.
Note, the GT500 uses a different transmission that is double synchroed, where as the regular GT tranny is NOT double synchroed.
Now, the only question I have is...
Will changing the shifter to a different one change the "feel" of the shifts? I am considering doing it, but not sure of the results. If the "shift issues" are internal in the transmission I can't see how a different shifter will magicly make it feel smoother, but on the other hand, the shift mechanism in our cars are remotely mounted, and due to engine/transmission twist and movement, could cause some of the odd shifting feel as well, but I just don't know.