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Need Help With Shifter Please

Old 06-10-2004, 01:26 PM
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I have a S5 transmission that will be going in my car the next few days.... I hope. I have cleaned out the turret, new oil, Mazdaspeed shortshifter, and new bushings and wave springs.

It still does not center. It has plenty of spring tension to the 5 and reverse gates, but towards the 1 and 2 nothing. I would like to fix this. All of my Mazda transmission pre mid 90s do this. Please help
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Old 06-10-2004, 05:27 PM
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Are you sure its an S5 tranny? They dont usually do that.

Anyway, i wouldnt worry about that. Its common mostly to S4s.

My oppinion is that it isnt worth fixing. Unless you like taking the tranny housings appart.
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Old 06-10-2004, 05:55 PM
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Huh, mine(s4) is just the opposite. Tension towards first, no tension towards 5th. I always figured that was normal. It feels fine.
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Old 06-10-2004, 08:05 PM
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the shifter spring is broken, you need to pull the tailshaft housing off to fix it
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Old 06-10-2004, 08:37 PM
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My S3 N/A tranny does and so does my S5 N/A tranny.

Anyway, got a part number for me and is the spring the same between N/A and the turbo trannys, I might as well order a few of them, need to fix the Beaters transmission soon anyway.

I don't think the tail shaft will be that hard to remove, the roll pin in the shifter turret looks like its going to be a pain the *** to get out though.

Why couldn't Mazda put that spring back in the turret, like the springs to the 5 and reverse side.

Anyway if anyone can get me a part number, it would help quite a bit, I might even do a write up on this. Ether I have bad luck, or this a common failure.
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