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Broken tranny crossmember

My car has a broken crossmember the car dont shift right it slips in high gear could this be the linkage or the transmission

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  • dptrucker71 Jan 15, 2009

    do you think thats whats making it slip

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With that Crossmember Broken It is putting a Strain on the Tranny. Replace the Crossmember and then Check your Linkage and the Bell housing Bolts on the Tranny.

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