Is anyone else having gearbox issues with their GT..?
My GT had about 12000 miles on it when I bought it in September, so for all I know the first owner may have thrashed it completely, but
still, 12000 miles isn't all that much so I'd be interested to hear if I'm the only one having these problems..
- I usually go from 1st to 2nd and then 5th gear immediately for quick starts and better fuel economy, but occasionaly when you put it in 5th gear after revving up a bit, there is a scraping sound coming from the gearbox, not sure how to explain this in English but it's the classical sound of cogs not 'matching', if you know what I mean.
- Sometimes when putting the car in reverse, the PDC warning sound is heard but the car won't move. It's as if the it's in "half-reverse" or something.
Trying to put it in neutral and then reverse again just produces the same sound described above, so you have to put it in 1st and THEN reverse.
I asked the mechanics to check the gearbox for me when I had the car in for it's first planned service, and they took it for a test drive but did not experience any problems. But that's always the case isn't it with intermittent stuff like this.
They said I might not be depressing the clutch all the way down when changing gears, and that might have been the case at first since there's always a transition period when you buy a new car, but I've tried REALLY kicking the clutch all the way down and I still get that sound sometimes.
I find the gearbox to be perhaps the weakest link in the GT, the stick is a bit too long and quick gear changes is a lot more difficult than with any other car I've driven.. actually I avoid changing gears as much as possible