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Old 04-11-09, 10:56 PM
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I recently lowered my car 90 LS400, on megan racing coil overs to a pretty damn low stance, and now, I have problems with shifting gears in my car. weird clunking noises coming from the tranny. any help?
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rear trans mount. its just coincidence that it went at the same time you dropped your car.

provided that the clunk is coming from the trans.
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So there couldn't any chance it's the driveshaft hitting the tranny? as the car is PRETTY damn low now. also the shifts from 1st to 2nd then to drive are slippery. the car also sometimes hesitates when taking off from a stop.
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no.
it just isnt.
learn about how a tranny works. then come back and please explain to me how the driveshaft is going to hit the transmission yet give you the symptoms you just described.
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trans mount, torque converter, trans itself alone. from what i'm hearing, i have to agre with PD, it can't be the coilover.
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"learn about how a tranny works. then come back and please explain to me how the driveshaft is going to hit the transmission" haha what a nice reply right on for the hint of helpfulness in your replies. After driving the car around for a bit today, I noticed that at freeway speeds, when i step on the gas the tranny gives a really hard, how to say it..kick. then when i step off the throttle, it does the same "kick" again. any help that doesn't raise hostility?
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deal with it buddy

take my advice and replace the rear trans mount, if that doesnt completely solve it then you need to look into the engine mountss or the driveshaft bushing.

this sounds like a drivetrain problem, not in any way a suspension issue.
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the only clunking i hear, is when my upper control arm slams into the body....damn Ny. left 2 shiny round marks.
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it's not your coilovers, just a coincidence. check trans mounts. the driveshaft won't change height no matter how high or low you set the car... the suspension is independent from teh driveshaft. only on an old solid axle car would that become an issue.
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Self-righteousness:
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Anyways..... Would continued driving of the car in this state really mess up the tranny?
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Just a thought but have you attempted to raise the car back up to it's normal ride height to see if the symptoms persist? I would probably start there.

I don't see how lowering the car would cause the transmission to slip. I do however, agree with PD, that if you are experiencing a knock when shifting in and out of gear, that it could be related to the trans mount being broken...just a thought.

Personally, I would not want to drive the car based on the symptoms you've described...

Good luck and I hope you find a solution to your problem...

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well thanks for the help and one last thing...does anybody know any places for finding the tranny mount? or any websites? any suggestions at all?
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