: Shifter sticky (side-to-side) when hot



JGeezer
06-26-13, 02:50 PM
Stuck in NY traffic on a hot day, after awhile there was a lot of side-to-side resistance on shifter movements. I was afraid of a breakdown, in fact.

Baby has a B&M short shift with an aftermarket cat-back (don't know whose) where there is just a single muffler at the center crossover, so I'm assuming there could be a lot of heat right under there.

It got better when cooled off - so, what are you guesses? The B&M itself, or possibly the T5? I can't exactly recall the trans temp, but I think was in the 190F range.

Worry, fix it, or fuggedaboudit? :suspense:

odla
06-27-13, 12:49 AM
First thing i would do is pull the boot an shifter from the top to see if anything is out of whack. Whens the last time you have looked at the fluid?

JGeezer
06-27-13, 10:58 AM
Only a few hundred miles on fresh Redline (3:1 mix of D4 and MTL, as recommended in these fori). Shifting was not a problem once I moved to the gate as fore/aft on the linkage was fine, just very stiff side-to-side movement.