[TR] Tr8 5 speed issue

Darrell Walker darrellw360 at mac.com
Fri Jan 17 16:00:57 MST 2020

Hi Jim,

There are rubber bushings that mount the shifter extension to the transmission.  These tend to degrade, or even be missing altogether, though on a 16K mile car I don’t know.  The test is to lift up on the shifter, if it has play, they are probably shot.  That will make it hard to find gears, particularly getting past the lockout for reverse.

Urethane (and other material) replacements are available.  They can be replaced without dropping the transmission, either from under the car or from above.  It isn’t a fun job, though.


> On Jan 17, 2020, at 2:51 PM, Jim Henningsen <trguy75 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 81 tr8 with 16 k orig miles.  Not mine but a friends.  Had been sitting a while, we just had it refreshed and now running well and safe.  The 5 speed was grinding I se one and third intermittently.  I drained fluid and replaced with pennzoil synchromesh.  Shifting a little better but still have some issues.    Clutch master and slave and hose replaced.  Clutch pedal engages near top of pedal.    Lower rpm shifts easier. Sometimes it’s fine.   Not as familiar with this tranny.  With low mileage can’t believe it something inside.  Any plastic bushes on the shift linkage that could explain.   It sure what to do, don’t want o pull tranny as the original exhaust, cats etc still installed.
> Thanks in advance
> Jim Henningsen
> Ocala FL
> 61 TR3A 
> 62 Tr4a
> 75 Tr6
> 81 tr8
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