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Old 07-07-2011, 02:51 PM
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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.

YouTube - ‪M5OD BUSHING REPLACEMENT‬‏

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Old 07-07-2011, 03:06 PM
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http://allstategear.com/

That is the place i got my kit from. After shipping it was around $20 somethin
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:38 PM
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great post! after seeing how easy and cheap that is, i am definitely going to do this.
edit: just bought the kit
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:15 PM
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I can speak for all of the M5OD guys when i say THIS IS A COMMON AND ANNOYING ISSUE.

Most of the time, the bushing isn't even there anymore when you take the shift plate off. I'm not kidding when i say, it made a huge difference and I'm extremely happy.

Too bad its not at parts stores though, they don't consider it a "maintenance" product. So it has to be shipped from an outside vendor.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:26 PM
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Mine is horible......I LITERALLY have to throw my shifter into 5th.....
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:51 PM
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Mine is horible......I LITERALLY have to throw my shifter into 5th.....
Be careful doing that too much considering you can really damage your clutch forks.

Take it from someone who had to drive 100 miles floating gears because the slaver cylinder decided it was done with its life and took a shat.....that did a number on the ole' girl
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What are these springs and bushings you speak of ? Taken apart three different trucks and never saw bushings in any of them.

Ordering !

Thanks , Great Post
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:07 PM
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HAHA that's because they are SUPPOSED to be there, but they weren't anymore.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:15 PM
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So im curious!

Everyone that ordered a kit, what do you think?
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These kits look to be for the 5 speed transmissions, does anyone know about the 4 speed? Mine has the same loose feel but the site does not have a parts listing for it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:30 PM
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Yeah its for mazda 5 speeds. (M5OD-R1 & M5OD-R2)

They MIGHT have it there, if not im sure ebay does. Thats just a recommended site because i got my parts within 4 days (bought monday and got it friday) and there were no hassles.

I did this on my 94 f150 as well and it feels like a brand new tranny. Its tighter than a ticks *** in gear now
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Its tighter than a ticks *** in gear now
Mines more loose than my ex wife....
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:36 PM
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All i have to say is that there is just bad news wes
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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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