Boss Transmission/Clutch Issues Poll Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Drivetrain, Exhaust and Electrical' started by VoodooBoss, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Justin

    Justin Save the dawn for your dishes!!!

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    The transmission went yesterday to a guy that works at a dealership but does work on the side. He thinks he can get it fixed under warranty. That would be great


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  2. boss man

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    If you could swing that....It would be the Holy Grail in auto repairs. Please keep us posted on the outcome of the repairs.

    Good Luck
     
  3. Justin

    Justin Save the dawn for your dishes!!!

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    they wouldn't do it cause it was just replaced in January. It would flag the system and a rep would be sent. I should have gave him a vin to a crashed one lol
     
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    O well...I was pulling for ya when I read this.
    Out of curiosity, do you think a different Vin would of worked.
    If the blue oval caught wind of this, I'm sure people would loose there jobs.
    Have you ever thought about installing an automatic in it or are you dead set against it. I do believe another Boss owner (RaceRat) has done so. For the simple fact that she keep breaking the trans. She was pushing some HUGE HP #'s.
    Well do keep us posted.
     
  5. Justin

    Justin Save the dawn for your dishes!!!

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    i have thought of going auto. Right now as it's my sole means of transportation I just want to get it running. I like it being manual more fun to drive. If I was going to drag race it only and not drive it on the street I would go auto.


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  6. 576

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    So I've read through this thread & others. My car had a 1st and 2nd gear along with synchos replaced by the dealer after I gave up 4 teeth, 10 cases of Coors light and agreed to say the transmission shifts like a hot knife through butter. Still shifts bad into 1st and grinds and locks out and whines like I have a roots blower and makes me want to remove it to make it serve its real purpose; boat anchor. My car is 99% daily driven and I don't beat on it. I see many agree the clutch, throwout, helper spring, etc are the cause of the garbage performance of these boxes. I also see many that change all these components still have lockout, grinding and all the other good stuff. Isn't the core issue the transmission? Had an '03 Cobra with T56 that I drove hard and never had any issues like this other than wearing out the clutch due to drag racing use. I'm thinking when the time comes a Tremec conversion will be the answer. Any one done this?
     
  7. Justin

    Justin Save the dawn for your dishes!!!

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    T-56xl had been done and. I recommend it. D&D performance and jpc as well as others sell a complete kit for a swap


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  8. Justin

    Justin Save the dawn for your dishes!!!

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    well had the transmission taken apart. nothing wrong with it. so I pulled the rear diff cover. found the problem. dealer is going to replace it under warranty. below is the pics. the rear was put together pretty loose. the back lash was .14 I set them up at 8-12. here are the pics enjoy
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  9. steveespo

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    Time for a Locker.
     
  10. VoodooBoss

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    For those of us that don't know jack about diffs what are we looking at? :eek:
     
  11. unrealford

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    Your looking at the shattered spider gears And the carrier emptied after parts removed.
     
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    That looks pretty bad. What it does show is your car hooks pretty good at the strip. Anything happen too the housing? However I do agree on the locker.
    I do have one question... How are you having the dealer replace it under warranty. It looks like the car is in your garage and not the dealership. If you can pull that off your GOOD. Please keep us posted
     
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    I do have one question... How are you having the dealer replace it under warranty. It looks like the car is in your garage and not the dealership. If you can pull that off your GOOD. Please keep us posted
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    No all that hard to do.

    If you have a dealer who will work with you. Take the bad parts and exchange. They most likely bill the whole repair to Ford. If you know a technician, or several, they can stop by your garage and do repairs. Still billed to ford.

    In most cases you have done the tear down for them.

    Justin

    Was there any wheel hop before she blew??

    I have a box full of old Corvette parts mostly related to Wheel hop.
     
  14. Justin

    Justin Save the dawn for your dishes!!!

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    I put the car back together and having to towed there.

    As for the wheel hop it had none moved 3" maybe
     
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    Been there!

    C3 Vettes are the worst for wheel hop. Broke axles, u-joints and carrier the case included.
     
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    Is the Driveshaft for sale yet? if so, how much?

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  17. Justin

    Justin Save the dawn for your dishes!!!

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    no its not up for sale yet. it will be a while. I got the car back from the dealer and its up and running for now.
     
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    I'm the latest addition to this problem. 800 mi on the car, and under hard shifting (drag racing) I'm getting locked-out 2-3. When this happens I can't get it into 1st, or 5th either. I added the Whiteline Tranny mount stiffener, and if anything, it has made things worse. Shifter is really notchy now, started being locked out of 1-2 shift last night, and now the car will not go into reverse, at all. At low rpm, or sitting motionless, it shifts just fine, but when I get on it, I'm locked out. I'll fill in the survey and report to dealer. Very disappointing. The new Shelby's have Tremec's in them, and I'm starting to wonder why?
     
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    Hae the dealer do whatever is needed to the tranny. Then by the end of the summer purchase the Blowfish racing Tranny fix part and your shifting problem will be just a thing of the past...Nightmare. the part will hit the market by summer's end im told.....trust me, It changed everything about my shifting problems.
     
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    It would sure be nice if we could just get that Blowfish part now?
     

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