1998 Mustang V6 Manual Transmission Shifting Problems
Ok first of all hey everyone.
I'm new to this well i'm actually new to cars in general...
I'm an 18 year old and i bought my first car about 4 months ago. I bought a salvaged 1998 ford mustang v6 5spd for $1500... Some say i overpaid the guy cuz he asked $2000 then lowered it down to $1700 but i'm not planning on paying him because i didn't know the car was salvaged until i had already bought it. I know i should have gone on kbb and check see how much those cars were worth but i didn't know of the site.
Anyways before this turns into a life story lol the car had a couple defects like...
My tire rubs when i turn the wheel far to the left
my battery was bad (but i have a friend that works at an auto parts place that gave me a "discount")
my interior is pretty dirty
but my biggest problem is that i can't shift when my rpms go around 3k. I have to coast and let my rpms come down and when i need the power i can reach it but i when i try to shift i just can't and i don't want to force the gear in cuz it just i don't have the money to fix whatever i break.
Ive done research and it seems like it's the synchros but i don't know much about them like prices and how hard it is to replace them...
But recently i thought about changing the transmission fluids to see if it might help but my dads had my car for almost a month now and because they're fixing his... I was only supposed to let him borrow it for a day and i miss my baby lol anyone with answers or comments please post thanx
Oh and also the miles read 178xxx and but it was broken when i bout it... Another thing that pissed me off because he even made me walk to the car and write the mileage knowing it was broken
Last edited by Snackmaster; 01-28-2011 at 12:22 PM.
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