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Is your M5OD shifting sloppy and cant find gears? UPDATE!!!
So, lately my M5OD tranny has been shifting EXTREMELY sloppy. Its hard to find third, its sloppy in gear (side to side motion) and in my head im thinkin "great, time to drop the tranny and rebuild...no fun!
But! After doing some research i found that the M5OD's are notorious for the bushings basically disappearing and/or just desenigrating
So, i decided to replace the bushings and MAN did that help! It honestly feels like a brand new tranny! So, i figured id share how easy this replacement is for those with a similar problem.
I did mine a few months ago with a kit from The Gear Box in Michigan. What a difference! I was concerned that the shift forks were badly worn due to all the slop in the shifter. Like yours and apparently many others, mine had no bushings whatsoever when I took it apart. I think that the Mercon in these trannies must dissolve the bushings over time. There's no other way I can explain it. I removed the top cover altogether to inspect the internals, put in the shifter kit and a new gasket, flush out the case, and replace the leaking rubber plugs with steel core plugs. At no point did I see anything that resembled an old shifter bushing. Oh, and SideWinder4.9l said EX-wife...so that's not really bad news anymore. Perhaps a little too much information...vidiir, check these guys out...they may have what you are looking for.www.thegearbox.org
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