2011 Mustang & 2012 Mustang transmission scrutinized

Discussion in '2010 - 2014 Specific Tech' started by MRaburn, Aug 8, 2011.


  1. Az Pete

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    '11 GT/CS manual....10,000+ miles. Never a tranny problem yet. Not saying there will or won't be, but at this point, it is great. Changed the fluid per TSB about 2000+ miles back and it is smoother. My dealer seems pretty good so I am not real concerned.

    I unplugged the skip shift solenoid with less than 1000 miles on the car. I also do not worry about plugging it in when I go for service.

    Screaming on the net does not get a car fixed.....it just finds info of others with the problem. Oh well, out to check its function one more time......honest officer, I had to smoke them in 2nd to make sure the tranny worked correct.....lol
     
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  2. Eldo In the Weeds

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    13,000 miles on my 2011 5.0 6-spd and no problems with shift quality. Most of the time the skip-shift doesn't activate, but when it does I figured out you can push the shifter over to 2nd gear if you catch it soon enough. I usually just ignore that and leave it in 4th. Even starting in 4th the Coyote is faster than most cars. :)
     
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    7500 miles on my '12 and skip shift only activated about 4 times. No issues with this transmission, works very well.
     
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    Only 300 miles on my 12 GT but I feel the tranny is silky as could be!
    Skip shift has lit up maybe 3 or 4 times but once you cross the 3000
    RPM threshold in first, it is never a problem. I had purchased some
    Royal Purple Synchromax tranny fluid for my 04 GT but totaled the
    darn car B4 I got it put in!! Does my '12 use this same stuff?? If so,
    at the 2000 mark, I will have it put in. Let me know! Thanks
     
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    Getting my 6MT 5.0 in about two months time, overall I see people are happy with it so Im sure I will too! I will never forgive myself for buying this car with this engine and getting the auto.
     
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    Getting my 6MT 5.0 in about two months time, overall I see people are happy with it so Im sure I will too! I will never forgive myself for buying this car with this engine and getting the auto.
     
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    Hey, change your order!! The 6 speed manual is truely a blast to drive!
     
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    Hee Hee, why did you do that?? There must be a good reason
    that MADE you do it!!!! You will still love it; it's just more fun
    to control your own gears and RPM range!!!
    Enjoy,
    David
     
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    I have a 12 with 1600 miles. The shifts are "notchy" but never any grinding of gears nor have I not been able to put it into a gear.

    First to second seems to be the worst.
     
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  10. FordCustSrvc

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    Hi ssbauer,

    You may want to visit your dealer so they can determine if there is any cause for concern on the shifting pattern. You are also welcome to take a similarly equipped Mustang for a test drive to see if it behaves in the same manner. If you need any additional help, please let me know. Have a great weekend! :)

    ~Natasha
     
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