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#34 of 153 Re: GT 5 Speed shift issues continued... [firebirdtn]
Nov 24, 2007 (11:49 am)
At the risk of repeating myself, I have an '07 GT/CS and I don't like the way it feels when shifting. I don't have any strange noises but it feels clunky especially from 1st to 2nd. If I were racing it I would have to have it fixed but I can tolerate it since it's mostly just the first shift. I still believe if you have an odd noise that will repeat then you should contintue to bug your dealer untill he agrees to fix or replace it. If it's under warranty, it's Fords problem. It's almost certain they have a "Lemon Law" in your state.
Other than that I really love my car:
2007 Mustang GT/CS premium convertible/Redfire with black top/Sat Radio/dark charcoal& dove interior.
#35 of 153 Re: GT 5 Speed shift issues continued... [moronix]
Nov 25, 2007 (1:00 pm)
I am kind of confused by your repeat post; My replies were specificly targeted to you and a few others with similar complainst that own GTs with 5 speeds.
I know my reply was long, but the point of my post was although probably not technically "normal", there are many others whose transmissions feel exactly as you describe, so in that sense...it is normal, if not irritating.
Guess you could say it is ford's problem, but ford didn't build these trannies; Tremec did, although they are almost exclusive to the mustang (there are no other 5 speed longitudal domestic vehicles in production today).
Anyway, I do hope my info helped someone; at least if not to set the mind at ease, at least to shed light that you are not alone.
Personally, the shifting is irritating at times, but otherwise I LOVE my car, and don't plan on getting rid of it just because I don't like the way it feels sometimes.
#36 of 153 Re: GT 5 Speed shift issues continued... [firebirdtn]
Nov 25, 2007 (3:42 pm)
I am referring mainly to people who have the "noise" associated with their transmission. I have no unusual noise when shifting. I only dislike the "stiff" or "clunky" feeling when shifting from 1st to 2nd. My oninion is if you have some strange noise coming from your transmission then there is really something wrong. If It's only the stiff feeling when shifting then that's seems to be normal for this transmission. I'm no expert so take my opinion with a grain fo salt. I'm like you. I still like my car and expect to keep it untill I die even if I have to change the engine/transmission severla times to keep it running. I'm 67 years old so I may not have to do any of that. And yes the Shelby Cobra has a different transmission that is a 6 speed but I'm having enough fun just shifting the 5 speed.
Happy Holidays !
#37 of 153 Re: GT 5 Speed shift issues continued... [firebirdtn]
Aug 02, 2008 (2:02 pm)
I BOUGHT A NEW GT WITH A 5 SPD . HAD ALL THE SAME ISSUES .FORD TORE THE TRANS OUT 3 TIMES REPLACED THE THROWOUT BEARING, PILOT BEARING AND CLUTCH DISC . NOTHING HELPED . ALSO HAD WHEEL HOP GOING AROUND TURNS , THEY REPLACED THE REAR GEARS WHICH FIXED THIS PROBLEM. ALSO THE CONV TOP WAS COMING APART AT 200 MILES. I CURRENTLY OWN 4 GTS ALL WITH 5 SPDS, NONE SHIFT LIKE THIS OR SOUND LIKE THIS. AFTER ALL I HAD BEEN THROUGH , I FOUGHT WITH FORD AND THEY AGREED TO REPLACE MY GT WITH A NEW ONE. GUESS WHAT AFTER 500 MILES THE SAME ISSUES WITH THE TRANNIE ARE BACK. I WOULD LOVE SOMEONE AT FORD TO EXPLAIN THE NOISES AND THE CLUNKING NOISES . I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS IS NORMAL ,BUT FORD CANNOT FIND A FIX OR A CHEAP ONE. I BELIEVE I WILL DITCH IT BEFORE THE WARRANT EXPIRES AND DRIVE MY OTHERS.
#38 of 153 FYI - Not Just GT's 5 Speed's - V6 Has Same Issues
Sep 05, 2008 (6:00 pm)
I know this is an old post, but I want to give everyone an update. Although this is happening with GT's, there is a problem with the V6 Manual Stangs too.
I have a 2007 V6 5 speed, and it has all the same issues. Clutch replaced, Trannie replaced, the TSB for the exhaust was completed, and that is only the start of my list. After all this, it still has issues, and the longer I drive it the worse it gets. All the vibrations are still there and get worse everyday. After less than a week, the new clutch is having the same issues all over again. Once more the clutch petal does not disengage after being pressed. The list goes on and on.
I just want to make sure everyone is up to date on this issue. It is a problem, and if you are dealing with it, take it to the dealer until they fix it (if they can). Don't just accept it and think that it is normal.
This is also a warning to anyone out there that is thinking about buying a used 2007 Mustang 5 Speed . If it has low mileage, and there is even a hint of vibration or shifting issue, DO NOT PURCHASE THE CAR. Don't listen to anyone that tells you it should sound like that, or that it will loosen up after awhile. This is not true, and if anything, it will continue to get worse the more you drive it. Most dealerships will tell you that there is nothing wrong, so many owners are trading off the cars just to get rid of the headaches.
Hope this helps someone out there!!
#39 of 153 04 automatic transmission problems
Feb 06, 2009 (1:13 pm)
I bought my car new in 04. after about the 3rd month, the transmission started slipping, especially in stop/go traffic. I took it in to the dealer -they 'said' the could NOT 'duplicate' the problem. Well over the course of the last 5 years I have taken my car in for the same reason, but getting worse. It is in the shop today for the very same reason. They want me to pay for it to be taken apart and looked at, MAYBE warranty will approve it being fixed. (most likely they will say I abused it) and not pay for the transmission to be fixed, It is covered under warranty why don't they fix it? Help anyone out there with an answer???
#40 of 153 Re: 04 automatic transmission problems [lvapegasus]
Feb 07, 2009 (7:07 am)
Take it to the nearest Toyota dealer and trade it ! American automobile manufacturers still don't get it.
#41 of 153 clucken like a u-joint
Mar 17, 2009 (5:18 pm)
i bought my gt 07 drove it around a little,more i drove more i hear that noise.i thought it was a u-joint loose.well took it in to dealer 5 times,4th time they spread foam on cluth . well,after a couple hundred miles,it started again.took it back,they installed a clutch safty switch.ok a few hundred more,i herd the noise coming back.ok this car was new 96 miles when i got it.ok,12,850 i traded it for a 08.it seems to be starting the same thing.of course the dealer says its normal.give me a break,it had 100 miles on it now i got 5,200.this clunking noise is a defect,and I THINK,ford needs to deal with it.but on the other hand,its the best i ever own
#42 of 153 Mustang Automatic Transmission Problem
Mar 22, 2009 (7:34 pm)
I have a 2002 Ford Mustang GT, which is suffering from an automatic transmission problem, and I first noticed the problem about a week ago. The vehicle accelerates normally from zero to about 10 miles per hour and from 30 on upward; however, the problem is experienced when accelerating between 10 m.p.h. and 30 m.p.h. When the 10 m.p.h mark is met, the vehicle begins to accelerate at a very slow rate, while the engine seems to rev out of control as if the gas pedal is floored.
I did a bit of online research concerning the problem, and it sounded as if my car was skipping gears. The vehicle was taken in for a diagnosis of the problem, and the following explanation was given: when putting the vehicle into gear, the transmission shifts into both reverse and forward gears. As you accelerate, it jerks hard, then the forward gear overpowers the reverse and drives relatively smoothly. It does have an intermittent jerk while driving, however. I have been told the transmission would be too costly to fix, and placing a rebuilt one in is recommended; the estimated repair: $2900.00.
I must admit I am a bit ignorant when it comes to car problems, especially when the more complex components are involved (i.e. transmission), so I am trying to be cautious as to not be ripped off. Based upon the explanation I have given, does the mechanics diagnosis sound correct? Should I get a second opinion? Does the estimated repair cost sound fair? Does the problem sound like it could be fixed cheaper rather than putting a rebuilt transmission in?
Any information that is provided would certainly be appreciated. Thank you so much, and I hope you have a tremendous day.
#43 of 153 Re: Mustang Automatic Transmission Problem [welangle]
Mar 23, 2009 (11:10 pm)
always get second opion,tho the price may still be close.