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Hey, ive got a fully rebuilt T5 with a steeda Tri-ax shifter. Yesterday i noticed the bolts that connect the shifter to the base of the trans wernt even fingure tight. so i removed the shifter, re-applied some RTV and torqued the bolts back up. Now with everthing together you can really hear the transmission wine. I also noticed theres no sound deading other than that rubber boot which goes over the shifter. Also could my fluid level be low? How do i know when its full via filling it up with a funnel to the side of the trans hole? Do you know its full once it starts comming out that little hole on the side of the trans?

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There are two plugs on the side of the transmission. The lower one is the drain and the upper is the fill. If your filling it up you can continue to fill it until it starts to come out of the fill plug and the trans is full. The mustangs came with different options of fluid to put in the transmission, 80/90w gear oil, and trans atf fluid. I have a trans builder in oregon who told me to run 10/40w valvoline motor oil in the trans. He told me that the gear oil is too thick and the trans fluid too thin. I have been running the motor oil in my trans with no problems.


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You absolutely cannot put gear oil inside a T5...it is too thick and it will not shift correctly.
Stick with Dexron III ATF and be done with it. No need to get creative and spend a ton of money on some fancy name hig dollar fluid.

As for the shifter, some aftermarket shifters come with a rubber sound deadener that goes between your shifter handle and the stub (the piece your handle bolts to). Did your's. Is there any insulation over the hole in the floor that the shifter is coming up through?






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Wierd as it may be i have seen a few that had gear oil in them. Now im not saying thats the right way to go but it has been done.

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Hey, ive got a fully rebuilt T5 with a steeda Tri-ax shifter. Yesterday i noticed the bolts that connect the shifter to the base of the trans wernt even fingure tight. so i removed the shifter, re-applied some RTV and torqued the bolts back up. Now with everthing together you can really hear the transmission wine. I also noticed theres no sound deading other than that rubber boot which goes over the shifter. Also could my fluid level be low? How do i know when its full via filling it up with a funnel to the side of the trans hole? Do you know its full once it starts comming out that little hole on the side of the trans?
I have this same shifter in my car! and the same problem, when it's in 3rd gear it sounds like it has a supercharger?!? or with 177k maybe it's just time for a rebuilt t5...

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Yeah! I find 1st and 3rd are the worst. and i know its not a internal issue because its been completly rebuilt.
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