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Boss Transmission/Clutch Issues Poll

Have you experienced any of the issues below?

  • Have you experienced shifting lock out upshifting in any gear?

    Votes: 146 57.9%
  • Have you experienced any shifting lock out downshifting in any gear?

    Votes: 56 22.2%
  • Have you experienced any grinding when shifting the car cold?

    Votes: 97 38.5%
  • Have you experienced any grinding when shifting the car hot?

    Votes: 59 23.4%
  • Have you experienced the clutch pedal partially sticking while shifting above 6,500 RPM's?

    Votes: 68 27.0%
  • Have you experienced the clutch pedal sticking to the floor while shifting above 6,500 RPM's?

    Votes: 45 17.9%
  • Have you experienced any of the above while using TracKeY?

    Votes: 75 29.8%
  • I have not had any shifting issues.

    Votes: 42 16.7%
  • I have not had any clutch issues.

    Votes: 63 25.0%
  • Have you documented any above issues with your dealer?

    Votes: 37 14.7%

  • Total voters
    252
Please read this entire post before voting!

Please do not post anything in this thread if you did not vote. This will enable us to determine how many people voted as each person can vote up to eight times. So if there are 21 posts that will mean 21 people voted. Please only post once in this thread but feel free to go back and edit your post if you forgot something.

This poll is open to anyone that owns a 2011+ Mustang Boss 302 or GT with a MT82 transmission. Our goal here is to be as objective as possible and just keep to the facts in hopes that our friends at Ford will read this information. Having this thread turn into a complaint thread will not help any of us. Please post your comments in the thread linked below as any additional comments here will be deleted.

Please post all comments other than the questions below in the poll discussion thread:

https://trackmustangsonline.com/boss-302-general-forum/boss-transmission-issues-poll-discussion-thread/new/#new

If you voted in this poll please copy, paste and answer the following questions/information:

Build date found on inside your drivers door:
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? Yes, No or NA
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? If yes what did you install?
Have you replaced your brake fluid? If yes what did you install?
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter?
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket?
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line?
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? If yes what did you install?
Have you tracked your car? Track, autocross or strip?
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible.
Have you removed your clutch assist spring?
Do you own a Boss or GT?
 
Build date found on inside your drivers door: 6/10/11
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? Yes, Unpluged at the transmission
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? If yes what did you install? Redline MTL
Have you replaced your brake fluid? If yes what did you install? ATE DOT 4
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter? MGW
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket? MGW
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line? JHR
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? If yes what did you install? None
Have you tracked your car? Track, autocross or strip? Track
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible. None
Have you removed your clutch assist spring? No
Do you own a Boss or GT? 2012 Boss 302
 
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GA
Build date found on inside your drivers door: 6/11
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? Yes, No or NA: Yes (disabled via Ford Racing ProCal calibration)
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? If yes what did you install?: No
Have you replaced your brake fluid? If yes what did you install?: No
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter?: No
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket?: No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line?: No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? If yes what did you install?: No
Have you tracked your car? Track, autocross or strip?: Yes, dedicated road courses.
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible.: None
Have you removed your clutch assist spring?: No
Do you own a Boss or GT?: 2012 GT

Sometimes when the transmission is cold upshifting or downshifting into 2nd gear feels raspy or notchy. A couple of times I have randomly been locked out of 3rd on the street. In general I have not experience any major issues, street or track driving.
 

ace72ace

Zaino, I put that $hit on everything
1,242
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Looks like not everyone was prepared to do their homework assignment for this post... I'll get the build date off my door later (different than what's on my VIN sticker?) and fill in the answers later...

Build date found on inside your drivers door: 6/12/2012
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? No - 2013
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? No
Have you replaced your brake fluid? Yes - ATE Super Blue
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter? Yes - MGW
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket? No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line? No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? No
Have you tracked your car? No
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible. NA
Have you removed your clutch assist spring? No
Do you own a Boss or GT? Boss
 

BLAZN BOSS

Build date found on inside your drivers door: 8/2/2012
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? No
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? No
Have you replaced your brake fluid? No
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter? No
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket? No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line? No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? No
Have you tracked your car? No
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible. NA
Have you removed your clutch assist spring?No
Do you own a Boss or GT? Boss
 
Build date found on inside your drivers door: - how do you get this from window sticker? I don't have the car here but iirc it was 11/19/11 or 10/19/11
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? Yes with TracKey
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? If yes what did you install? No
Have you replaced your brake fluid? If yes what did you install? ATE Amber
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter? No
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket? No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line? No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? If yes what did you install? No
Have you tracked your car? Track, autocross or strip? Track
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible.
-Brake repairs, for leaks. Which is connected to the clutch through the reservoir - it has been much better since the repair but not perfect
Have you removed your clutch assist spring? Yes
Do you own a Boss or GT? Boss

I also have the following intermittent issues:

1st gear kick out/refuse to engage (different from the lock out, it goes 95% of the way in then won't engage fully)

Grinding when disengaging gears with the clutch all the way down
 
Build date found on inside your drivers door: 6/10/2011
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? Yes Disconnected solenoid
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? No
Have you replaced your brake fluid? No
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter? No
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket? No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line? No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? No
Have you tracked your car? Track, autocross or strip? No
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible. No
Have you removed your clutch assist spring? No
Do you own a Boss or GT? Boss
 

98RedGT

2012 #552
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Build date found on inside your drivers door: 04/28/2011
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? No
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? If yes what did you install? No
Have you replaced your brake fluid? If yes what did you install? No
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter? Bi
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket? No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line? No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? If yes what did you install? No
Have you tracked your car? Track, autocross or strip? No
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible. None
Have you removed your clutch assist spring? No
Do you own a Boss or GT? Boss
 
When I voted, I mistakenly picked Have you experienced the clutch pedal sticking to the floor while shifting about 6,500 RPM's? because the item before it said "partially sticking". When in fact, the clutch pedal on my Boss did stick to the floor while shifting above 6500 RPMs, not partially. Perhaps, you just wanted to know if the pedal stuck to the floor above and/or below 6500 RPMs.

Regarding the other stuff..

Build date found on inside your drivers door: 12/9/2011
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? No
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? No
Have you replaced your brake fluid? Yes, ATE Super Blue DOT4
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter? Yes
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket? Yes
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line? No, but I have the part.
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? No
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible. No
Have you removed your clutch assist spring? No
Do you own a Boss or GT? Boss
 
Build date found on inside your drivers door: 4/27/2012
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? Yes, No or NA
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? If yes what did you install? No
Have you replaced your brake fluid? If yes what did you install? Yes. ATE DOT 4 Super Blue
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter? Not yet
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket? No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line? No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? If yes what did you install? No
Have you tracked your car? Track, autocross or strip? Yes. Track.
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible. None
Have you removed your clutch assist spring? No
Do you own a Boss or GT? Boss
 
Build date found on inside your drivers door:9/6/11
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? Yes
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? no
Have you replaced your brake fluid? no
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter? MGW but not installed yet
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket? no
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line? no
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? no
Have you tracked your car? Track, autocross or strip? no
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible. none
Have you removed your clutch assist spring? no
Do you own a Boss or GT? Boss
 
Build date found on inside your drivers door: 5/26/11
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? Yes, Unpluged at the transmission
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? Yes - Redline MTL
Have you replaced your brake fluid? No - If yes what did you install? (Have ATE to do)
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter? No
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket? No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line? No (Have JHR on order)
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? No
Have you tracked your car? Track, autocross or strip? No
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible. No
Have you removed your clutch assist spring? Yes
Do you own a Boss or GT? 2012 Boss 302
 
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Build date found on inside your drivers door:I'll edit later
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? Never worked on my car
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? If yes what did you install? Yes by Ford w/ OEM
Have you replaced your brake fluid? If yes what did you install? Yes Dot 4 superblue
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter? Not yet
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket?not yet
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line? No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? If yes what did you install? No
Have you tracked your car? Track, autocross or strip? Yes 3 track days
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible. Not yet
Have you removed your clutch assist spring? No
Do you own a Boss or GT? Boss

Car was at the dealer for spitting out of first gear and grinding. They ordered the parts and I'm waiting for them to begin the work on Tuesday. Parts ordered were: shift fork, bearing assembly, first gear, and synchro's
 

Boomerstoys

Keep the shiny side up & the rubber side down!
Build date found on inside your drivers door:10/19/11
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? Yes, No or NA NO
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? If yes what did you install?Yes, New Ford Fluid
Have you replaced your brake fluid? If yes what did you install? Yes, Motul RBF600
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter? Yes, MGW
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket? Had Steeda bracket prior to MGW
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line? NO
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? NO If yes what did you install?
Have you tracked your car? Yes Track, autocross or strip? 3 HPDE's
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible. Ford has replaced my clutch, full package, and just did the transmission.
Have you removed your clutch assist spring? NO
Do you own a Boss or GT? Boss
 
Build date found on inside your drivers door: (Didn't have time to look.)
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? Yes, No or NA No, I think it is by default disabled on the 2013 Boss.
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? If yes what did you install?No.
Have you replaced your brake fluid? If yes what did you install?Yes, DOT4 from Dealer
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter?No
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket?No, not yet. But thinking about the Barton.
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line?No
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? If yes what did you install?No
Have you tracked your car? Track, autocross or strip?Yes, two HPDEs.
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible.No
Have you removed your clutch assist spring?No
Do you own a Boss or GT?2013 Boss
 

Justin

Save the dawn for your dishes!!!
Build date found on inside your drivers door:
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? Yes
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? Redline MTL
Have you replaced your brake fluid? No
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter? YES MGW
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket? Yes MGW
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line? Yes JHR
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? No
Have you tracked your car? Yes Drag Strip
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible.
Have you removed your clutch assist spring? No
Do you own a Boss or GT? Boss
 

PeteInCT

#LS-378 - So many Porsche's, so little time....
Moderator
2,848
14
Connecticut
Build date found on inside your drivers door: 7/19/2011
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? No
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? If yes what did you install? Yes, Redline MTL
Have you replaced your brake fluid? If yes what did you install? Yes, Castrol SRF or Motul RBF600
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter? Yes, MGW
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket? Yes, part of MGW soluiton
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line? Yes, JHR
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? If yes what did you install? No
Have you tracked your car? Track, autocross or strip? Yes, Track. About 25 track days so far.
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible. None
Have you removed your clutch assist spring? No
Do you own a Boss or GT? Boss
 
Build date found on inside your drivers door:3/5/11
Do you have skip shift disabled (2011/2012 owners only)? No
Have you replaced your transmission fluid? If yes what did you install? NO
Have you replaced your brake fluid? If yes what did you install? Motol
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter? MGW
Have you installed an aftermarket shifter bracket? MGW
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch line? NO
Have you installed an aftermarket clutch? If yes what did you install? NO
Have you tracked your car? Track, autocross or strip? Track
If you've had any warranty work completed related to your clutch or transmission please describe as briefly as possible. NO
Have you removed your clutch assist spring? Not yet
Do you own a Boss or GT? 2012 BOSS
 

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