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Old 10-10-2010, 04:57 PM   #1
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I have a 2010 Grand Sport with the A6/paddle shifters. I read somewhere that the manual cars have a transaxle but the automatic trans cars do not. That is, the automatic trans is bolted to the rear of the engine in Grand Sports. Anyone know?
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The transmission is in the rear on both.
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Old 10-10-2010, 05:32 PM   #3
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I have a 2010 Grand Sport with the A6/paddle shifters. I read somewhere that the manual cars have a transaxle but the automatic trans cars do not. That is, the automatic trans is bolted to the rear of the engine in Grand Sports. Anyone know?
Seems to me I read that somewhere too.

Crawl under the car and look
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:13 PM   #4
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Seems to me I read that somewhere too.

Crawl under the car and look
Hey man, I believe ALL C6's, whether base, GS, Z06 or ZR1 are REAR mounted trannies.
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That is, the automatic trans is bolted to the rear of the engine in Grand Sports. Anyone know?
Wrong! The slushbox is mounted to the differential.

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Hey man, I believe ALL C6's, whether base, GS, Z06 or ZR1 are REAR mounted trannies.
Hey man? Gee, that sort of salutation really gives you away as an authority...

Frankly, I don't care if the damn transmission is in the glove compartment. I'm just agreeing with the OP that I seem to recall reading that the A6 was mounted behind the engine. Admittedly I may have misread something having to do with the manual transmission GS cars being fitted with the dry sump engine and the automatics not.

Sorry if I insulted your intelligence... man.
You may very well be right...man.
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you are correct all trannies are in the rear.
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Hey man? Gee, that sort of salutation really gives you away as an authority...

Frankly, I don't care if the damn transmission is in the glove compartment. I'm just agreeing with the OP that I seem to recall reading that the A6 was mounted behind the engine. Admittedly I may have misread something having to do with the manual transmission GS cars being fitted with the dry sump engine and the automatics not.

Sorry if I insulted your intelligence... man.
You may very well be right...man.
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I think you're being a little over sensitive. I don't see where his comment can be interpreted as him talking down to anyone.....man


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I think you're being a little over sensitive. I don't see where his comment can be interpreted as him talking down to anyone.....man


Yes, you're probably right. It's the bad thing about Email and forum responses.

No offense intended,
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Yes, you're probably right. It's the bad thing about Email and forum responses.

No offense intended,
Unfortunately this form of communication eliminates that very important aspect of how something is said.

Anyway, the drive train layout of all C6s is the same. Engine in front, trans and diff in rear. I'm not sure where this misinformation is coming from but it's also not the first I've heard/read it either. It seems someone out there is trying to confuse us.
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All C5/C6 transmissions are mounted in the rear, whether automatic or manual. None can truely be called a transaxle, as even the manuals gear case is isolated from the diffential's and does not share the same lubricating oil.
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All C5/C6 transmissions are mounted in the rear, whether automatic or manual. None can truely be called a transaxle, as even the manuals gear case is isolated from the diffential's and does not share the same lubricating oil.
Moving the trans to the rear is one of the key things that helps balance the car out( C5 and C6). Both Autos and Manuals are in the rear.
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Hey man? Gee, that sort of salutation really gives you away as an authority...

Frankly, I don't care if the damn transmission is in the glove compartment. I'm just agreeing with the OP that I seem to recall reading that the A6 was mounted behind the engine. Admittedly I may have misread something having to do with the manual transmission GS cars being fitted with the dry sump engine and the automatics not.

Sorry if I insulted your intelligence... man.
You may very well be right...man.
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Heeeey sweet cheeks, I just want you to know that all C6 transmissions are in the rear of the car------ewwww, that is so fine..............

Is that how you wanted to hear it?
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All C5/C6 transmissions are mounted in the rear, whether automatic or manual. None can truely be called a transaxle, as even the manuals gear case is isolated from the diffential's and does not share the same lubricating oil.
That is 100% correct.

A true "transaxle" has the final drive gears in the same case as the transmission gears, as in a front wheel drive car.

In a C5 and C6, the final drive is a seperate unit.
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While we're on the subject, is the linkage from the shifter via cable?

Or some other method?

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While we're on the subject, is the linkage from the shifter via cable?

Or some other method?

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Mike
Shifting on the Manual C6 is by a single rod from the shift lever to the transmission. That single rod gives 3 positions in and out and an additional 4 positions by rotating.
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In Corvette Magazine, Issue #60, October 2010, an article beginning on page 42 wrongly states that automatic transmission equipped Grand Sports have "the gearbox mounted directly behind the engine instead of at the rear axle as it in on a manual tranmission-equipped car"....................

In their Issue #61, December 2010, on page 12 they straighten out their error.

So perhaps that is what got some confusion started. Even a classy (my opinion) mag. like Corvette Magazine can and will make errors once in awhile.
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Even a classy (my opinion) mag. like Corvette Magazine can and will make errors once in awhile.
Isn't that what they pay an editor for?
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Perhaps so. Maybe the editor was having a bad day. Maybe he just goofed. The editor did apologize. My post was more in support of the original post by clarkakirby than it was to defend Corvette Magazine.
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