04 SRT Transmisson shifting issues !? HELP

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04 SRT Transmisson shifting issues !? HELP

Post by kicker469 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:24 pm

I have an 04 srt-4 and sometimes I can not get my car to shift into first gear or reverse, and other times it will shift but it is extremely hard to get into gear . Help

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Post by JeffM » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:38 pm

Gonna need some more info. Miles, shifter, booger bushings?, etc.

Most likely the clutch fork/clutch/pivot ball at the end of its life. In the meantime you can adjust the clutch pedal pivot all the way out to gain some extra throw in the pedal, but you will eventually have to drop the trans.

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Post by kicker469 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:51 pm

sorry for the long wait on reply been busy. I have roughly 140,000 miles stock shifter and yes i have booger bushings. thanks any info

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Post by jrumann59 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:26 pm

Only going into first or reverse? My f1st gen did that then the clutch died.
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Post by Silver05SRT4 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:49 pm

i had the same issue except 5th and reverse went out , basically it was the forks , clutch etc.. and had to have the transmission rebuilt.

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Post by NickKo » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:20 pm

Before condemning the clutch or transmission..... Check and make sure that the shifter bushings are O.K. ....at the shifter itself.

I have Boogers on all the Neons in the driveway, but only at the transmission end - I prefer to leave the 'stock' bushings on a Maddog shifter.

One day while driving to work, one of my 15-year old factory bushings disintigrated, leaving me stranded until I 'MacGuyver'ed" a temporary fix, to get myself home and do a proper repair.

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Post by iThane » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:56 pm

I've had a similar issue, since the day I bought the car two years ago in fact. It happens mostly with reverse. This was before and after installing my STS. I wanna say my first gear occasionally does the same thing.. It occurs maybe once a month so I forget about it till it happens again. For what it's worth, some times it kinda feels like my transmission rocks back and forth when I change gears.. Maybe tranny mounts?
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Post by g_force58 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:00 pm

This happened with my 2000ES when I went to a STS. Still hard to get into reverse.
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Post by Arro » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:21 pm

Some of it is probably due to the transmission twisting back and forth under hard shifting, because it repositions the shifter cables. Solid mounts (or inserts) would eliminate a lot of that.... buuuuut... that worn shift fork issue also contributes to proper engagement of the clutch, so..... try mounts and bushings first. Failing that, it's time to pull the trans and replace that fork.
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