Hello AllFordMustang members,
I have a question more for curiosity sake than if I'm ever going to attempt this.
I was just wondering how hard is it to learn how to 'rebuild' a T5 transmission.
can only a highly trained professional rebuild a T5 or can anyone learn how to rebuild T5 transmissions? Is it more trouble than its worth sometimes, for instance easier to just buy a new one or good used one than rebuild one? I've heard from some good mechanics, that its too hard to rebuild em and better off to get a working one... but I'm trying to learn how to do as much as possible to be able to build cars. However, I know when not to 'reinvent the wheel', is this one of those times when it would be better to just buy a good one than go thru the trouble to learn how to rebuild different problems that they may have... I'd guess rebuilds can be different depending on what parts of the trans
is good and bad at the time of rebuild?
For instance if a transmission is 'poping out of second'... would that need a entire rebuild or could you replace a 'gear' like second and not the rest of the parts? I've seen trans
like that for sale.
For another instance, I have one that almost always (rarely does it not) grind when going into third gear. I've learned how to grind it barely going in by doing it a gentle way, and I still drive it like that... but sometime eventually, I would like to fix it without getting another trans
. I'm sure there is some resources on the web to learn, but I know some of you are probably experts at T5s or know a lot about them at least, so any advice about this subject will be helpful for me to know.