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Our Trannys Stink.

This is a discussion on Our Trannys Stink. within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; I'm convinced. These trannys suck. Everybody seems to have problems. Tons of little annoying problems. I thought that getting into ...

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    Our Trannys Stink.

    I'm convinced. These trannys suck. Everybody seems to have problems.
    Tons of little annoying problems.
    I thought that getting into another manual car would keep me from having to rebuild a transmission at 22000 miles....well I was wrong. Why oh why can't these things work like they are supposed to.
    My reverse problem is getting worse, jumping and grinding out of gear whenever there is a load put on it. This is complete BULLSHIT. I know how to drive a stick, hell and toe, and double clutch....and this happening on a new car at 22000 miles is crap.
    Sorry about the rant.
    Oh, and I've checked the ENG SEN fuse....it's fine.
    If anyone has any input, please help.

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    I feel for you brother. Mine has been in the shop for the last two weeks. It's getting an upgraded and rebuilt M6, master/slave, and new clutch. 3rd gear was worn, and the 5-6 synchro was shot. Only 45,000 miles.

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    Mine's got almost 80,000 miles, and its starting to have problems. Whenever its cold, I'll get a grind in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th unless I shift it very slowly.

    Often times it will also grind 3rd gear even when warmed up, especially if I try and shift it quickly. I think the synchro is on it's way out.

    I think a quality rebuild, with aftermarket internals, will solve most (if not all) the issues that we have with these transmissions.

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    Out of curiosity, what kind of internals do you guys recommend?? How much can this all cost me?

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    better then an auto

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    Why would you double clutch a T56?

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    I need to double clutch mine if it's cold out until it's warmed up otherwise it grind's 2nd and sometimes 3rd.

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    I don't always double clutch, but sometimes, it makes for a smoother downshift than simply blipping the throttle...

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    Rockland Standard and gear makes a wonderfull t-56 good for 750HP, and 900FTlbs. It has 31 Spline output shaft, Billet keys etc. They are expensive though. 25 and change I paid for mine. They are bulletproof though

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    What TransparentXL said about Rockland is true. Also try http://www.t56rebuilds.com/subpage2.html I'm getting the 4B package installed with a new master/slave cylinder, LS7 clutch, and Eldebrock torque arm. It will cost around 4500.

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    timberman, depending on the power level of your car you may want to look into an Exedy clutch pack. P/N GH01SD. IT is a single disc clutch with very polite street manners, and can hold 750HP 900ftlbs. They are very expensive but very high quality.

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    Seriously. I'm not a racer, I don't auto-X....4500 might be ok for you, but that is a lot to pay to fix a little reverse issue. I've been told a little over 1000 dollars to open a T56 up and fix basic issues. That's even outta my budget.

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    granted, you ARE getting some goodies like a new clutch and whatnot.....hehehe

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    Would an adjustable rod on the clutch master cyl. be the saving grace for us all?

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