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My T5 is kicking out of second, but only while downshifting, and not all the time. Sometimes it is a violent kick out, other times it sneaks quietly out. Another crazy thing is that it never does it under acceleration, not once. Shifting from first to second is fine, but third to second or fourth to second it will pop out at times. It happens once to every 8 to 10 times I downshift, some days it does it a lot, other days it won't do it at all.

I have a good understanding of how transmissions work, and have rebuilt a few, but I cannot think of what could be causing this to occur.

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Mine does the exact same thing. I think its the syncros, and have been told the same by others. My plan is to scrap the T-5 and buy a tremec.

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I had the same problem. SOLUTION: My druck driving buddy told me this trick. When downshifting, either push the clutch or put in into neutral when u are about to shift into second. Hit the gas and rev the motor one good time. While the engine speed is reducing, pull the shifter towards second, keeping a little pressure. It should slip right in as the engine speed matches the tranny speed. Worked for me!

69 Mach 1, hunter green, 351w with holley 600, serpentine belt system, electronic ignition,5 speed tranny
 
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