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This is a discussion on manual woes within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; I have an m6 t/a and im starting to have a little trouble with the stick. When i put it ...

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    I have an m6 t/a and im starting to have a little trouble with the stick. When i put it into any of the lower gears(mostly 1-4th) the stick is really loose, shakes and makes a rattling noise when accelerating. Slipping clutch?

    It might be from hard driving, which I try not to do, but the torque is like an addiction

    If anybody can give me any important info id appreciate it.

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    Maybe the shifter has slop in it? What's the mileage?

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    Slipping clutch isn't going to make your stick sloppy. (that sounds just wrong).

    Check to make sure your stick is firmly bolted to the shifter itself. Should be 2 bolts holding it onto the shifter. When I replaced my stock shifter, I found that there was only 1 bolt holding the stick onto the shifter.

    Not sure what you mean by it being only sloppy in the lower gears. It's firm in 5th & 6th? If so, then it sounds like your shifter forks for 1-2 and 3-4 are worn out. This will happen if you keep your hand pressing against the forks while your driving. Hands off the shifter until you are ready to shift. Trans rebuild time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBs98WS6Rag View Post
    Slipping clutch isn't going to make your stick sloppy. (that sounds just wrong).

    Check to make sure your stick is firmly bolted to the shifter itself. Should be 2 bolts holding it onto the shifter. When I replaced my stock shifter, I found that there was only 1 bolt holding the stick onto the shifter.

    Not sure what you mean by it being only sloppy in the lower gears. It's firm in 5th & 6th? If so, then it sounds like your shifter forks for 1-2 and 3-4 are worn out. This will happen if you keep your hand pressing against the forks while your driving. Hands off the shifter until you are ready to shift. Trans rebuild time.

    You were right, 1 of the bolts on the shifter was almost undone, tightened it and now its good as new, thx

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