GROWL/GRINDING NOISE IN 2ND OR 3RD GEAR DURING DECELERATION - TR3650 MANUAL TRANSMISSION - VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE 2/21/2005
Publication Date: July 13, 2005
This article supersedes TSB 05-8-8 to update the vehicle build date information, the labor operation, and the note at the end of the article.
Some 2005 Mustang vehicles equipped with 4.6L engine and the TR3650 manual transmission built before 2/21/2005, may exhibit an intermittent raspy grinding noise while driving in 2nd and/or 3rd gear during deceleration. The noise may sound like a bearing growl, screech or scraping noise. Noise intensity may be light to medium, and is more likely to occur during the first few minutes of warm-up.
Order a synchronizer kit and a snap ring kit. Replace the reverse gear and synchronizer on the main shaft, and the associated snap rings. Refer to Workshop Manual Section 308-03B.
METAL SHAVINGS, PARTICLES OR FLAKES FOUND ON THE TRANSMISSION MAGNET ARE NORMAL.
Reverse Gear And Synchronizer
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
2005 Mustang TR3650: Install Reverse Gear Synchronizer Kit (Do Not Use With 7003A, 7003AZJ, 7003A2)