The late 2000s sometimes used Borg Warner type synchros which appears to to
be the latter description and the earlier and some later cars used Porsche
type synchros which used a dark metal band around the synchro hub (?).
I don't know which one is easier to rebuild but a shifter fork is the
cheaper part to replace.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Cost" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2004 5:22 PM
Subject: transmission identification
> I have two broken trannys. I have identified the problem with both of
> I will only rebuild one. The two trannies look the same but the internals
> a little different. They are both five speeds. I'm not quite sure of the
> terminilogy. The shifter fork contacts a sliding part that actually
> the gear. I will acll this part a gear selector. On one tranny the gear
> selector slides on a center gear with syncros on either side. On the
> tranny the gear selector slides on three little pads that are 120 degrees
> apart. What is the difference between these two trannies? Which one
> The one with gears had a little piece break that holds the syncro to the
> center gear. The other one only has a broken shifter fork.