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Unread 06-28-2010   #1 (permalink)
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Default My T-10 4 Speed is slipping out of 2nd gear!

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So I got my mustang going and it's almost ready to be on the road for summer, but I've got a little problem with the transmission. It's fine most of the time, but when I'm going down a hill in 2nd gear and the transmission starts to slow down, (like there's not alot of stress on the transmission) it kinda slips out of 2nd. I have to put the clutch in to put it back in 2nd. Honestly, it's something I could live with. It doesn't do this very often, but I was wondering if there's anything I can do to stop this? Can I adjust the rod - shifter connections on the transmission to help this problem? Thanks!
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This sounds like a worn synchronizer. It shouldn't hurt anything, it'll just be anoying. This may be a good time to start shopping for a T-5.
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ahhhh bummer! Just took it for another drive today. And that is gonna be annoying! Anything I can do to keep it going/make it better besides a complete rebuild?
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Replace the bearings and synchros - its not a total rebuild but it will solve your problem.
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How difficult is it to replace the bearings and syncros? I know about pretty much everything on my mustang except my transmission. I really don't have a good knowledge about what's inside the transmission and how difficult one is to work on.
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The popping out of gear problem is common on T-10s. You need to get the Torque-Lok sliders when you tear the transmission apart. These have special grooves in them in order to prevent the transmission from pooping out of gear. I think they are about $40 a piece. I know this guy out in Philadelphia that will rebuild my T-10, install the Torque-Lok sliders for $425 labor included. That is assuming nothing else major has to be replaced, of course.
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Or you could get a manual, disassemble the transmission, replace the bearings and synchros and reassemble. Keep your hand off the shifter when it is in gear as that is what wears the synchros and your transmission will last a long time.
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