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V6 Getrag 5 speed manual transmission rebuild - Melbourne

scottfromwantirna

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Hi Fellas,

On the weekend I was unfortunate enough to have my transmission lock up while cruising down the road at 80km/h (not sure how/why, it was almost like it fell out of 5th gear and dropped somewhere inbetween 4th and 5th). The attached photo shows the result, I sheered all 3 studs off the rear output shaft of the transmission.

Is there anyone in the melbourne area that has a good rep for rebuilding these boxes? For the guys who have blown transmissions in the past, did you go for a rebuild or trade it in for a recondition one?


Thanks all for the input!
 

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Frig! That must have been some lock up!
I have a mate that is a mechanic in and around Melbourne so i'll ask where he'd take it to...
 

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Thanks buddy, appreciate it.

Yeh, it wasn't pretty. I still have to confirm it was the tranny that messed up, atm the tailshaft is just resting on the cross member. If I can punch the studs out of the flange and chuck in some bolts to temporarily reconnect the shaft, I can rock the car and see if I can get the rear wheels to spin. Either that or get her on some stands and let her idle in first gear, should be able to see the output shaft spin I guess.
 

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i had the rubber coupling explode on me whilst i was driving down the freeway once.. it threw the tailshaft up and it ripped the shifter to the road.
 
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