short throws

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by mongo, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. mongo

    mongo New Member

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    I installed a pro 5.0 shifter in my 98 mustang. Now it won't go into reverse. It goes in just fine if it is loosely bolted in but doesn't at all if the bolts are snugged up. Are there any adjusments I can make or did I just get a bad shifter?
     
  2. Lightning Struck

    Lightning Struck Legend

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    check your stops first, then if thats not it remove the shifter and reinstall it, it could be a bad shifter but I dobut it .
     
  3. ALITL8

    ALITL8 Well-Known Member

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    sounds like the stops... they have to be adjusted. there should be instructions with your shifter. ive got the MGW short throw, it was pretty simple.
     
  4. mongo

    mongo New Member

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    the shifter was 1/8 inch longer than stock but spec'd out when I called pro 5.0. They said they'd never heard anything like it. I got the number off the tranny to make sure it hadn't been changed and called ford. They confirmed it was a T-45. I ended up making a 1/8 inch plate to go in between the shifter and the tranny and now it's worked great for over a week.
     
  5. ALITL8

    ALITL8 Well-Known Member

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    hey, if it works :thumb:

    glad you got it figured out!
     
  6. SMOKE

    SMOKE Active Member

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    Good deal.