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Had a very weird problem come up almost out of no where while driving yesterday. After pulling out of the gas station in first gear the transmission seemed to shift shift and then shift while also in second. By shift I meant the actual transmission as a whole unit . I almost had to hold the shifter as hard as I could . It was almost like a mount was loose of something of that matter. I went home and looked under the car. Trans mounts seemed fine . Motor mounts were also fine . Guibo is fine . Count the shifter plate maybe be loose ? It's as though the transmission is sucking inself into the trans tunnel in first and second gear. Could it be the drive shaft? The trans shifts just fine also . Ps it's a five speed I just cannot figure this one out!

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Almost sounds like your shift tower (platform) is loose.  Check the (2) Allen head bolts that secure the front of the platform to the upper transmission and the (2) hex head bolts that secure the back of the platform so it does not drop and rub/scrape against the driveshaft.


Since you have a 5 speed O.D. transmission, your rear supporting bracket could be one of several designs (even home-made).

Jim Gerock

Ruby Red 73tii built 5/30/73 "Celeste"

Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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I checked every mount. Nothing seems to be wrong. I also put the car on 4 jack stands and had someone shift it while I looked under to see if the transmission rocked back and forth . Nothing happened until the car was back on the road. Could it be a pressure plate problem ? When I shift from 1st to 2nd the trans rocks and the rpms go up. If I let off the clutch very slowly the car is ok and it only moves slightly. This is when I let off very slow under 2500 rpms. Durning normal driving the transmission rocks from left to right . I'm very stumped

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