blacksmoke Posted August 10, 2012 Report Share Posted August 10, 2012 (edited) The help I need is actually again with the Clutch/Flywheel TSB for our 08 GT500 Testing my syncros for damage. No signs of the clutch/flywheel tsb that I can tell but question. I do have hissing but from what you told me the kind I had was normal. Here's what the ford TSB says to do: Set parking brake. Transmission in neutral. Start engine and allow it to idle. Clutch engaged - pedal fully released. Attempt to shift transmission into first gear by firmly pushing shift lever approximately 5-10 lb-ft (22-45 N-m) force for 2-3 seconds. If the synchronizers are okay, the transmission will not make any clash or grinding noise. You will not be able to move the gearshift lever into the selected gear (the synchronizer will block out gear engagement) and the engine RPM will decrease slightly. Repeat the synchronizer test (Step 5 and 6) on all of the other forward gears. If the transmission passes the synchronizer test, the transmission will not require additional service; proceed with clutch/flywheel replacement only. Refer to Clutch Replacement procedure. If clash/grinding noise is found when performing the synchronizer diagnostic, the transmission will need to be repaired along with the replacement of the clutch. Refer to Transmission Repair procedure. --------------------------------------------------------------------- So I did the test. I hear no loud clash or loud grind like the loud grind when you miss a gear but I do hear a sound like rrrrrraaarrr. A slight noise. It does get slightly louder the harder you push but does not get loud like when you miss a gear, and you hear the bad grinding noise. This sound is more like a consistant sound until you stop the test. But it is louder in first and second than the other gears. I took it to the Ford guy I trust and he said it was just the metal on metal not letting my car go into gear because the clutch was not pressed. He told me that if it was the sycro problem it would sound like when you miss gears. I am asking others if they have this slight sound too or if there's is TOTALLY silent or what. Would it sound literally like the gears were grinding if I had the problem or might I have it? It is a consistent sound as long as you try pushing the stick in gear with the clutch un pressed and ebrake on. Like I said it does not sound horrible or quite like it does if you miss a gear bad. It is a reee sound. Oh and if the radio was turned on you could not hear it unless the radio was at an almost unhearable level lol. Trying to figure out if mine is safe and normal or if I have a problem. Thanks! Edited August 10, 2012 by blacksmoke Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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