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T56 won't go into 6th.

Discussion in 'Driveline' started by Big Top GT, May 19, 2009.

  1. Big Top GT

    Big Top GT Jackstand Racer Established Member

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    I'm going to light this piece of crap on fire... *ugh*

    I don't know if it's the tranny that's the issue or if it's the clutch that's the problem, but I'm just about at the end of my rope. It's an 03/04 Cobra T56 in a 98 Cobra.

    I just installed a new 03 Cobra clutch cable and I have a firewall adjuster, but the pedal is so stiff it feels like the cable is going to break. (No matter where it's adjusted.) It's pretty obvious that the <100 mile Spec Stage 3 clutch is bad.

    When I'm driving the car down the road, I can get the car into any gear except 6th. It'll go in once in a while, but usually it just grinds.

    Does it seem likely that the clutch is the issue, or the tranny itself? I'm open to any and all suggestions at this point.

    I hate this car.
     
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    03 KB Sonic Blue New Member Established Member

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    Does it seem likely that the clutch is the issue, or the tranny itself? I'm open to any and all suggestions at this point.

    I hate this car.[/QUOTE]

    What kinda of oil is in the transmission and how long ago was it changed?
     
  3. Big Top GT

    Big Top GT Jackstand Racer Established Member

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    Factory ATF and it's brand new. Less than 100 miles on the entire setup.
     
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    03 KB Sonic Blue New Member Established Member

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    Hmmm. Thats werid. If you had aftermarket fluid I have heard of some issues with certian brands.

    Sorry I cant help you. To advanced for me.
     
  5. massmustang02

    massmustang02 I hate Wrist Pins Established Member

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    Clutch quadrant too? Where does the clutch engage?
     
  6. ShelbyGuy

    ShelbyGuy Steers With the Throttle Established Member

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    Sounds like this trans was on its last legs when you bought it.
     
  7. Big Top GT

    Big Top GT Jackstand Racer Established Member

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    Unless Dave King is a liar, this tranny was a fresh rebuild with 0 miles on it.

    It's coming out tomorrow and I'm going to drop it off at Promotion Powertrain to have them check it out.
     
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    ervis New Member Established Member

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    that sounds like the trans bro (6th gear syncro). did you do anything as far as racing or high spped runs before you noticed the problem?
     
  9. Big Top GT

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    This tranny has LITERALLY less than 200 miles on it in a car that's untuned.

    I can't drive the car hard.

    So again, unless Dave King is a liar, this tranny has no miles on it after a rebuild. I'm going to drop it off to Promotion Powertrain on Monday to have them go through it. Hopefully it checks out.
     
  10. Evilspyderman

    Evilspyderman 2003 Satin Snake Established Member

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    Just curious what the problem was?
     
  11. Big Top GT

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    Sorry man. I hate it when people do what I just did. Ask a bunch of questions, get a ton of help, and then never come back to tell everyone what was wrong.

    It turns out, when the tranny was gone through, the person who worked on it didn't put it back together properly. It snapped the slider (if that's what it's called) and wore out the synchro. (They said something about it all riding against the cone.)

    The ProMotion Powertrain fixed it and said "it looks like someone sand blasted 6th gear."

    Nice to buy stuff from people who are "reputable" only to find a "0 mile rebuild" needs another 300 dollars in work.

    To be fair, it could have happened to anyone and I have to admit fault insofar as I shouldn't have waited so long to get it in the car.

    It still sucks, though.
     

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