Transmission Tech

3000GT VR4 / Dodge Stealth AWD Transfer Case Input Spool Replacement

The input spool on the 3000GT / Stealth AWD Getrag transmission/transfer case setup (W5MG1 / W6MG1) is very prone to corrosion and spline wear. Anytime the transfer case is removed the splines should be cleaned and have heavy grease applied to both the shaft coming out of the transmission (output shaft) and the splines inside the t-case, the spool as we call it.For those that do not work on these units often it may be unclear what to [...]

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3000GT / Dodge Stealth Transmission Shift Fork Roll Pin Walk-Out

The 1/2 shift fork on both the 5 and 6 speed has a real habit of having the roll pin walk out. Issues from this can range from missing gears to engaging two gears at once, which can be catastrophic to say the least!We loctite the pins in to help prevent this. The available 6 speed billet forks also help eliminate this because of reduced flex in the fork itself.You can see the 1/2 shift fork roll pin [...]

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VCU Failure and the Black Goo

When the 3000GT or Dodge Stealth AWD VCU fails it leaks its silicon fluid throughout the transmission and causes a lot of synchronizers, bearings, hubs, sliders, etc to all gum up and cause poor shifting and pre-mature wear.When this happens to you its important the transmission is completely disassembled, each shaft and gear, and giving a very good cleaning to avoid future problems.When we have completed our cleaning process each transmission will be as spotless as this one, it [...]

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VCU Failure and Excessive RTV Leads to Bearing Failure

Transmission SealantGetrag used an anaerobic sealant in their 3000GT and Dodge Stealth Transmission builds. An equivalent that can be used today is Permatex 51813.Many of the transmissions we rebuild here have been rebuilt in the past at least once and its very common to see black, grey, or orange RTV sealant used instead of the anaerobic sealant.The RTV sealant will seal up the transmission case, but there are some disadvantages. The #1 problem is excess RTV sealant will circulate through [...]

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3000GT Dodge Stealth Output Shaft Wear

In order to cost effectively offer both a front wheel and all wheel drive option Mitsubishi used a transverse layout for all 3/S cars. With the engine “sideways” in the engine bay this meant that somehow the power from the transmission needed to go back towards the rear end and make a 90 degree turn.Mitsubishi’s solutions on the 3/S, DSM, and EVO cars are all slightly different, but they all consist of a centrally located transfer case that bolts [...]

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3/S 6 Speed 4th Gear Check Ball

If you decide to do a synchro swap on your 6 speed AWD transmission there is a very important item to be aware of.Above 4th gear is a ball bearing that holds the thrust washer from rotating. If you try to press all the gears off in one shot you will crack the bearing sleeve and damage the input shaft.The key is to place a sharp bearing splitter under the 4th gear engagement teeth and press 4th gear off [...]

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Transmission Pops out of Gear

Seeing inside many transmissions of various condition, mileage, and, age you begin to see all the common problems. Worn synchronizers, bad bearings, leaking seals, even cracked or broken transmission cases are regular occurrences.Normally we are rebuilding transmissions that either grind, make noise, leak, or just don’t feel good anymore. Every once in a while we get something slightly different.This customer said his car was popping out of 6th gear. Its unusual for a Getrag to pop out of gear [...]

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