Manual Trans. Thud when shifting

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    Is this normal or not? I notice a dull shounding/thud or bump when casually rowing through the gears. I still am learning to drive this car (last Mustang was a foxbody) but I wanted to see if you guys with the Manual transmissions have the same thing. Also, the shifter is a little notchy feeling at times as if I can feel the first bit of engagment in the gears mainly when shifting through the first 3 gears.
     
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    I get a tiny "thud" sometimes when shifting into another gear (driving casually). Pretty sure it's just some drivetrain slack or something. My S197 did the same thing.
     
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    Was the thudding ever a problem in terms of durability or did you ever have any issues with your S197 tranny? I haven't received my car yet, but this kinda got me paranoid. :ninja:

     
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    No, never had any issues with my tranny at all. My buddy's Terminator did the same thing too. OP and I may not be talking about the same noise/feel though :shrug:
     
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    Gotcha. Well still good to know it was never an issue though. Thanks. :thumbsup:

     
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    i have been listening for it in my car since i have read other accounts, and i am just not hearing or feeling anything. she shifts as smooth as butter for me.
     
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    Same here. :ford:
     
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    Ok, after driving it again (only 240 miles on the car) the thud is definitely coming from underneath the car somewhere in the drivetrain and its right as you can feel the syncros....right before it actually "goes into" gear with the clutch still depressed. The thud is a very solid and dull sound if that matters....i have been reading others experiencing the same thing...perhaps I am just being paranoid...ugh.
     
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    It is probably a mix of chatter and syncros. I dunno what the syncros are made of, but if it is bronze, then it would be louder than other cars. I wouldn't worry to much unless you hear whining or grinding.
     
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    It's definitely there on my GT also. Sometimes louder than at other times. A few other people are reporting the same. One other member said his local dealer's service tech drove two other manuals and they were doing it to varying degrees as well. They claimed it was normal. I've owned many late model mustangs before the 2015 and none had this sound before. A bit disappointing, but hoping it gets better over time.
     
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    • Go back to dealer
    • Take tech for drive
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    Get either peace of mind or a warranty fix, right?
     
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    Thanks MustangD. makes me feel a little better. I drove the car again last night and just sitting in the garage, pushing the clutch in and starting to go into 2nd or 3rd just as you feel resistance without actually going into gear the THUD happens but then I can row around and there is not thud. It's almost like the "slack" is gone once there is the thud until the car moves, clutch is released and applied again. I also noticed the clutch linkage is noisy. Again, I just hope all of this is normal and there is not something wrong. I am not one to nit pick and I don't mind some "machine" noises as long as everything is functioning properly. I'm going to contact the dealer and get it in soon though to have them check it out. the last thing I have to compare all of this to is a 1993 5.0 LX Coupe with a 5 speed so.......been out of the game for a while.
     
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    Let's get those Ponies running smooth, Tele5.0, MustangDirector, and Mangrove Mafia.

    Checking in with your dealer is a great first step; let me know when you do so.

    Also, as I'm seeing this is more than an isolated case, I want to document your product feedback. If interested, please send me your VINs and any additional details about the noise you are hearing while shifting.

    Rachel
     
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    Hi Rachel,

    It's definitely a non-issue for me, as I experienced a similar feel on my S197 and have felt it in numerous other manual trans 'Stangs. I can't say for certain that what I'm referring to is exactly what the OP is asking about though. Thanks for following up though! :thumbsup::ford:
     
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    My pleasure, Mangrove Mafia! I'm here if you have any questions.

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    I believe the whiteline insert addresses this issue...
     
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    Definitely thought I was the only one experiencing this but glad to see that is not the case. I noticed it the 2nd day after I took the car home from the dealership. It's usually just in the lower gear range and when I'm casually driving around. 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd tend to produce the "thud" noise that you have explained.
     
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    Thats right PandaMike casual driving and mainly the lower gears..even going into 1st from a stop...It is a dull but solid "thud" or "bump" from underneath the car somewhere in the drive train...I believe it is slack somewhere in the drivetrain. I also noticed that it does NOT do this when downshifting...only when first engaging the gears AND once it makes the thud, if the car does not move, it does NOT do it again. Only after the car has moved/drivetrain moved will it "thud" again when just meshing into gear. Very strange.
     
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    Mine is doing the exact same thing. It scares me sometimes at stoplights if I have it in neutral and then go into first and hear the noise.
     
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    I test drove another 2015 GT with the PP this afternoon. Guess what? It was making the same thud noise in the same spots as mine. I'm leaning toward it being the nature of the beast on these, though that is not a good thing. My previous Mustangs definitely didn't do it. Just thought I'd report in that at least one more has the sound.
     
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