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Old 05/24/2008, 05:45 AM   #1
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08 GT/CS 3rd gear raking

I just purchased an 08 GT/CS 5 speed. When the car is cold the transmission will rake when I go into 3 rd gear. The clutch pedal is all the way to the floor. If I shift slow it will not rake. This only happens when the car is just started up and it will do this for about the first 3 times I shift into 3rd. After the car is wrmed up it doesnt do it. Anyone knows whats going on ?
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Old 05/24/2008, 10:16 AM   #2
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Hi Jim,

I'm not sure what "raking" means in regard to the tranny. Can you explain further. Does it mean "grinding"?

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Old 05/24/2008, 01:46 PM   #3
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I have the same prob with my 08 bullitt. It's not bad during the warm days. After a few careful shifts, it's good to go. But, when it's frigid... it's a pain. I'd suggest just shifting easy for the first few mins. When you go into 3rd, don't force it, just allow the return spring to push it into neutral, then push it straight up into 3rd. I've never had problems doing this.

I think some people have had decreased noise switching to royal purple tranny fluid, but I don't know. It's synthetic that comes from the factory.

Yes, Miller511, he means grinding.

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Old 05/24/2008, 01:47 PM   #4
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Oh, btw, it's considered "normal" by Ford. But, I may take it in when I have time and bring it up.

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Old 05/24/2008, 02:02 PM   #5
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By raking I mean it sounds about like shifting gears without pushing in the clutch.

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Old 05/24/2008, 02:07 PM   #6
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yep, that's the sound.

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Old 05/24/2008, 09:02 PM   #7
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Ford says it's normal?? I can't believe it. Synchromesh gears should not grind, regardless of temperature. I'd check with a higher source @ Ford.

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Old 05/25/2008, 08:59 AM   #8
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no kidding. I'll get it down there as soon as possible. But, it's going to be a bit.

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Old 05/25/2008, 10:36 AM   #9
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Go and buy the new Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords magazine because they cover shifting problems with the 05 and up Mustangs. the new Mustangs shift with fluid now and the lines need to be replaced with upgraded lines to solve the shifting problems. its something Ford should have thought of when building the Mustang . but.
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Old 05/25/2008, 10:38 AM   #10
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...Sounds like "recall" time...

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Old 05/25/2008, 04:36 PM   #11
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Do you know if there is a recall on this problem?
I have all MM&F mags from 99 and up....do you know which issue addresses it?
This is such an obvious problem I wonder why Ford even let this happen along with the GROSS problem with no screen on the lower front grill of the GT/CS !

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Old 05/25/2008, 06:32 PM   #12
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My 2000GT does it in second when the engine is cold. Goes away after 5 minutes. Casey

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Old 05/25/2008, 10:47 PM   #13
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iv'e got the same problem, i have called ford racing and they say these new tranny's don't like the speed shifting either. if replacment lines would cure the problem, we should take it to ford as a group.

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Old 05/26/2008, 12:16 AM   #14
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I don't have this problem with my '08, but I let it warm up for at least 3 minutes before driving.

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Old 05/26/2008, 07:48 AM   #15
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thing is, you shouldn't be shifting hard until the engine is warm anyway (especially revving it). But, yeah, we should contact ford as a group. I'll see if I can get the imboc guys in on it also.

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