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sticking in 4th gear

This is a discussion on sticking in 4th gear within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; 2000 m6 t/a when slowing down clutch fully engaged sometimes it sticks anyone else have or had this problem before ...

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    2000 m6 t/a when slowing down clutch fully engaged sometimes it sticks anyone else have or had this problem before if so what was the solution!

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    Sounds like a bent shifter fork possibly, a common problem on the T56. If it's only sticking in 4th, that'd be my guess. You could just have the fork replaced, but I'd recommend upgrading to a stage 2 or 3. This will upgrade the synchros and shifter fork, along with some other componants. It will make the tranny much more durable. If other gears stick as well, I'd look into the clutch hydraulics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by king245249@bellsouth View Post
    2000 m6 t/a when slowing down clutch fully engaged sometimes it sticks anyone else have or had this problem before if so what was the solution!
    I agree with Walt, The fork is the first thing I would look at but you also have shitty slider keys for the synchros and they also are known to go in 4th gear. What is the color of your clutch fluid and when was the last time you changed it in miles ?

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    When my M6 got stuck in 4th after a hard shift it was the synchronizer key that was broke.
    It's on jackstands.

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    Has anyone heard of this company? The gear box transmission

    They have a stage 2 t56 rebuild kit (parts only) for $635.

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    I've seen them online before. Don't know anyone who has used them though.

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    It was passed to me by a friend that had his t56 rebuilt using their parts and a local shop to do the work.

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    I've used them. I shipped them my tranny and had them do a stage 4 rebuild. It was a while ago, but I've never had an issue with the tranny since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    I've used them. I shipped them my tranny and had them do a stage 4 rebuild. It was a while ago, but I've never had an issue with the tranny since.
    Stage 4....pls send me more details.... I could only find stage 2, there is other stuff for vettes and vipers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Stage 4....pls send me more details.... I could only find stage 2, there is other stuff for vettes and vipers.
    I don't see it listed on their site anymore either. Might call them to ask though. Basically it upgraded to solid synchro keys, steel shifter fork, bronze shifter bushing and fork pads, cryogenic tempering, ect.. Overkill for most people, but I tend to do that

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    Most reputable tranny places will have 2 levels. The big difference between them is usually the output shaft upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Has anyone heard of this company? The gear box transmission

    They have a stage 2 t56 rebuild kit (parts only) for $635.
    I used the stage II kit and the builder said the parts were top quality and after 2000 miles I have a rock solid transmission. I would recommend them.
    My ride is a 2002 Camaro SS SLP #3296 with 30k, LTH, 3" Y, CME, Frost tune, K&N, ported TB, Blackwing lid, Bellows, MSD, Denso Iridium, and 85mm MAF, Bilsteins, Eibach springs, SLP strut brace, Adj. Panhard, TA Girdle, UMI, Pro 5.0, Nitto NT555
    My wife has a 2004 GTO with the rare SAP, 18" wheels, K&N Cold Air System, MSD, Ported TB, Frost tune, Denso Iridium, Flowmaster cat-back, 3200 Yank, 75k

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