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well the saga continues...first had clutch assembly replaced to fix clutch/tranny noise.push clutch pedal in, noise goes away, let pedal out, noise returns....didnt fix anything.took bullitt to another dealer and they called factory.....factory wants tranny out of car and opened up, and then a phone call to them, so they can tell mechanic some things to check....yikes.....its scary......noise sounds like throwout bearing going out,but its not the problem....really loud high pitched sound when cold started....noise lessens after car warms up but it never goes away.....ill keep everyone posted...might get car back after the weekend......
 

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My Bullitt is in the shop right now for the tranny as well. I had the 1 - 2 shift fork replaced back in November. I want the tranny replaced now. I'll take my changes on a new one. While it is in the shop it will get a new drivers side headlight for the sixth time. The front brakes will be checked out for squealing as well.

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my passenger side headlight will be replaced for the first time....while they are trying to figure out the tranny noise..my car has 4200 miles on it and the tranny noise has been there since about 2500 miles.
 

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I hit 2500 miles today. So far shift from 1st to 2nd is ugly when cold and the brakes have begun to squeal. I guess a trip to Bluebonnet Motors is due soon.

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i had same type of noise complete clutch replacement in dec. also had the 1-2 shift
fork replaced.well that got rid of the noisy
clutch tick,but the tranny has all kinds of noise.gear roar in 5th. at about 60.also when clutch is depressed all noise goes away.talked with service mgr. said not to
worry if i wanted new trans he would order one for me.going to wait a few months but
thats my game plan.lots of time left i.am
hoping tremec will do a fix by then.


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My service advisor just called. New tranny on order. I'm having them put in a heavy duty throwout bearing while it is out.

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well the car has been there since monday and they havent even started yet....i think thats kind of ridiculous....but who am i.... as long as they take there time and do it right...guess its worth the wait
 

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Pilot bearing will cause that type of noise, any skilled technician should know that. With the clutch depressed the input shaft should remain almost motionless and when released spin at the same speed as the crankshaft. The pilot bearing is pressed into the rear of the crankshaft and supports the input shaft of the transmission. I have always replaced the pilot bearing anytime the transmission or engine have been removed on a manual trans. vehicle.
 

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Well I'm back in town and my car isn't ready. They expect the new tranny to arrive today. On the throwout bearing Ford doesn't have a heavy duty one. However, they offered to install a HD Motorsports clutch kit which I believe is the King Cobra clutch for $250 plus an additional $70 while the tranny is out. I am thinking about it. That bearing is ticking lightly and I know in time it will have to be torn apart again. I can't stand the thought of the car going in 3 times to have the tranny pulled.

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i hear ya....mine has been out twice now and parts are on order as we speak.....tech found worn races and bearings. he has ordered various gears and races....didnt no these gears needed races...anyways...when they get it back togethor....i will ask for gm syncromesh....but i doubt they will put it in. probably get mercon 5. tech said he found discoloration on some of the gears...sure sounds like poor lubrication when its cold....cant wait for the test drive...cross your fingers
 

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Why me? Service advisor just called. Parts department guy just told him that he signed for two trannys but only one was there when they actually looked. They have to give the one they have in hand to another customer who was before me. So now the parts manager is doing battle with the shipper. How is he going to prove he got only one tranny while signing for two? I think I am going to be without a car for another week. BTW...I am having the King Cobra clutch kit put in for $320 parts and labor. I hate to spend the money but I hate the thought of pulling that tranny out again a few months down the road for a ticking throwout bearing.

John

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: TrueBlueBullitt on 2002-02-26 18:17 ]</font>
 

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I just got # 289 back from the dealer with a tranny rebuild. Same as you, forks, seals, syncros, output shaft, etc. I'm still concerned because the 1 - 2 shift is still not right. I'm worried that I may still have issues with the car and like some of you, need to have the tranny replaced.

I guess that these transmissions where not included as part of Job 1 :sad: :sad:
 

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289, that's exactly why I insisted on a factory tranny this time. I gave them one chance to rebuild it right. If I still have a problem with the new tranny they are going to keep putting in new factory trannys until it is perfect.

John

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almost 2 weeks and no bullitt..still ordering parts and talking to factory.....maybe by monday i'll get her back....

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picked up bullitt today....went for a long test drive. tranny a little stiff in 1-2 shift.....noise is better but i swear i can still slightly hear it.ford put in new gears,shift fork,bearings,shims, etc......gonna give it a few weeks and see how it goes....took them 2 weeks......dealer seems to be really trying hard.....bunch of great guys...so it seems....bill utter ford in corinth, tx. wish me the best.....they put in mercon 2, fully synthetic fluid.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: bulletboy3855 on 2002-03-04 23:02 ]</font>

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well, its getting worse.1st gear when cold is way too stiff. cant hardly get it in gear.went to gm to get syncromesh and drove to shop to put it in and guess what, the rebuilt tranny is leaking.....son of a......im a very patient person, but im wearing thin. talked to ford today and i am requesting new tranny.....this will make 3 time the tranny has been removed for the same problem. i'm pretty frustrated.thanks for letting me vent...i'll keep ya posted.
 

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On 2002-03-06 20:52, bulletboy3855 wrote:
well, its getting worse.1st gear when cold is way too stiff. cant hardly get it in gear.went to gm to get syncromesh and drove to shop to put it in and guess what, the rebuilt tranny is leaking.....son of a......im a very patient person, but im wearing thin. talked to ford today and i am requesting new tranny.....this will make 3 time the tranny has been removed for the same problem. i'm pretty frustrated.thanks for letting me vent...i'll keep ya posted.
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I went through the same thing: rebuild, leak+(still problematic), replace. The new replacement is working OK so far (currently using Redline D4 ATF). I had my mechanic check their work afterwords, and he said it looked good.
 

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3855 going back to dealer. they are going to call factory rep or factory back and request a new tranny. i really dont understand why they cant just order new one. with all the trouble ford is in right now financially, maybe procedures are tightening up. sure sounds like another long drawn out dealer visit. taking it in on monday....i'll write a post as soon as i hear something.
 

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#3855 is back at the dealer...let the games begin.....sure seems like they are dragging there feet on ordering me a new tranny....anyones input as to why? they are going to get service manager involved..factory rep..etc. i will cross my fingers...but at this point i dont think anything else they do will fix it!!!!!!! its time for a new tranny!

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