Tranny Is Hard To Put In Gear From Stop

Discussion in '1996 - 2004 SN95 Mustang -General/Talk-' started by Fordman2011, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Howdy everyone, im new around here but not new to the cars but this is my first post anyways.

    I have a real stumper here. A few weeks ago my transmission got really hard to shift into any gear if I was sitting still while the car was running. if I turned the car off I could get into gear no problem then once I was going the shifts felt normal. I decided to change the fluid and see if that would help and I switched to penzoil syncromax. It worked wonders. Shifts were smooth and crisp and it was still a little difficult to get into gear but much better than before. A few weeks ago it began to get a little more difficult to get into gear about 4 days ago and today it is nearly impossible unless the car is rolling. There is no grinding in any gear and nothing gets hot and my fluid levels are fine. I decided to do a little troubleshooting and adjusted my clutch cable properly and then I jacked the rearend up and discovered that my wheels spin when in gear with the clutch pedal pressed. The clutch still feels fine and grips normally and is a centerforce dual friction.

    Any advice would help. Im thinking maybe my syncros are bad but I really really hope not. Thanks in advance for any help


    (PS) the car has a t-45 im assuming because the prior owner grenaded the tranny and grabbed one out of the junkyard instead of a 3650. The car has 160k on it and I have owned it since it was at 112k.
     
  2. how did you try adjusting the cable?
    cable may have stretched , or is binding somewhere, not allowing full disengagement.
    try adjusting again , see if it makes any difference.
    also what year is the car?
     
  3. My experience with synchros was it would grind going into gear but it would go. Bearings would cause it to pop out of gear. You are having issues with all gears?
     
  4. Is it an adjustable cable? If so, order a OEM one from MM with their kit.

    If it is the OEM one check the routing the cable follows, or if it is binding.