T-Bar shifters - Some VT's have a rattle from the T/bar shifter. This may be cause by the pin that joins the t/bar lever to the transmission selector linkage. Revised linkages were introduced mid 1998.
V6 Selector Linkage - Part number 92048113
V8 Selector Linkage - Part number 92048112
In some VT's, a clunk may be heard from the shifter when moved into the park position. A transmission slider guide was introduced mid 1999.
Transmission Slider Guide Clip - Part number 92059509
Clutch Fluid Reservoir Cap - Some clutch master cylinder caps failing by cracking (with the top of the cap cracking where it attaches to the threaded section of the cap). A revised cap was introduced mid 2000.
Clutch Growl (5.0ltr V8) - A growl like noise (from the pedal area) may be heard when the clutch pedal is released at mid to high revs. Apparently this is caused by the clutch pressure plate, and the noise is transferred to the hydraulic clutch system. A hydraulic damper was released to help reduce this noise.
Damper and pipe assembly - Part number 92082692
Clutch pedal Squeak - The clutch pedal to clutch master cylinder pushrod pivot pin and bush may become dry and squeak. Applying Molybond GA10 Grease to the pin and bush will help reduce squeaks.
Spigot Bearing Noise - A squeal may be heard from the spigot bearing, at the first use of the clutch pedal after a cold start. The noise may repeat several times when the clutch is disengaged, during engine warm- up. Possible causes can be the incorrect fitment or damage to the spigot bush, or the lubricant used on the spigot bush dries out. Revised tooling was introduced to minimize possible damage, and the spigot bushes are now impregnated with synthetic oil (10% molybdenum disulphide).
Spigot Bush - Part number 92116034
If excessive effort is used for gear changes, the Remote Shifter Mechanism front pivot ball may dislodge from the nylon retainer. If the pivot ball dislodges, no gear selection would be possible. A metal reinforcing plate was introduced to prevent the ball from dislodging.
Gen III Vibration - Some VT's may suffer from an excessive vibration, which is felt within the vehicle. Vibrations may be felt when A. The vehicle is stationary with the engine idling in gear and the A/C is on , B. When the idle speed drops during automatic gear selection and/or a steering load is applied, or C. During slow acceleration or low speed driving in a low gear, with engine speed between 650 and 1000 rpm. Several areas may cause these issues. One area is the PCM calibration, which was later revised with improved idle speed control. Another area may be a stressed exhaust system. A Bent catalytic converter bracket is an indication that exhaust stress is evident (this should be straight). Spacers can be added to keep this bracket straight when bolted in place.
Gearbox mount nut - Part number 11086962 (torque to 45-55 Nm)