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Manual Transmission Problem


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History - '05 base boxster w/ manual 5 speed transmission. Bought the car new, no problems until this June at 16,800 miles the intermediate shaft bearing went. Oil all over the road, metal shavings in the engine so Porsche replaced the engine under warranty. Got the car back as good as ever.

2 weeks ago @ 18,400 miles - backed the car into the garage and the manual transmission wouldn't come out of Reverse. Got it out of Reverse and was able to drive it to the Dealer, realizing that it wouldn't go into 5th gear either. No prior problems or signs of anything like this, I don't race the car and no one else drives it but me.

Dealer had to go into the gearbox to replace some shifter forks, etc... Just got it back yesterday after a week. It drives fine for the most part. Now though, it doesn't feel as smooth as it did before. Just working through the gears with foot on the clutch, you can't take it from 5th into Neutral without working it a bit. Doesn't feel the same. Kind of 'notchy' at certain points, like you have to maneuver the stick a bit - not the same as before and not something that should have to be done on this car. Any ideas now? Likely taking it back after driving it a bit this weekend to make sure that it really isn't right. Thanks

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First off, I'm surprised that they actually opened up the transmission (you're in the US, I'm assuming). Porsche WAS telling all dealers to ship back all trannies to Germany before. Most dealers didn't have the capability to repair the transmission, was what I was told.

Maybe they've changed that.

If they only changed the shift forks I wouldn't expect any notchiness. if they chanegd any of the gearsets i'd expect things to not feel the same for a while. Nevertheless, I'd say you should take it back to the dealership and let them tell you if you're nuts. If they do say you're nuts, get a second opinion, preferably not from your significant other. :)

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I beleive the gear selector needs to be held in place when the transmission is removed to ensure that the linkage movement doesnt start to move from its ideal position when reconnected. Could just be a simple mis alignment isue. Best to talk to the main agent about your concerns as it will be covered under warranty.

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Did you get a resolution? My 2000 has started to do this (sticks in reverse or 5th). No work done on the transmission or engine prior to it happening. Interested in what they found was the cause.

Thanks, MArk.

History - '05 base boxster w/ manual 5 speed transmission. Bought the car new, no problems until this June at 16,800 miles the intermediate shaft bearing went. Oil all over the road, metal shavings in the engine so Porsche replaced the engine under warranty. Got the car back as good as ever.

2 weeks ago @ 18,400 miles - backed the car into the garage and the manual transmission wouldn't come out of Reverse. Got it out of Reverse and was able to drive it to the Dealer, realizing that it wouldn't go into 5th gear either. No prior problems or signs of anything like this, I don't race the car and no one else drives it but me.

Dealer had to go into the gearbox to replace some shifter forks, etc... Just got it back yesterday after a week. It drives fine for the most part. Now though, it doesn't feel as smooth as it did before. Just working through the gears with foot on the clutch, you can't take it from 5th into Neutral without working it a bit. Doesn't feel the same. Kind of 'notchy' at certain points, like you have to maneuver the stick a bit - not the same as before and not something that should have to be done on this car. Any ideas now? Likely taking it back after driving it a bit this weekend to make sure that it really isn't right. Thanks

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quote name=\'markdav\' post=\'94202\' date=\'Feb 16 2008, 03:50 PM\']Did you get a resolution? My 2000 has started to do this (sticks in reverse or 5th). No work done on the transmission or engine prior to it happening. Interested in what they found was the cause.

Thanks, MArk

Mark,

With mine, they found the fault to be the shift forks. They asked if I was slapping the gears around, which could have caused it. So, no real reason given but it\'s been fine now since it was fixed.

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