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Old 02-20-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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ok so my trans will go into P N and R and you can drive backwords in it. but it wont shift or do anything when in 1 2 or D. ive looked around and i cant even figure out what kind of trans even goes in the damn thing. its been sitting in my garage for a couple months. anyone know what could be the problem or what kind of trans it is? its not the fluid level i know that....
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Re: 00 3.8L trans help!!!

ok, it could be the adjustment on the linkage...if not, then its a burned drive band, gonna be pricey to fix, prolly be better off finding a used transmission, play with the linkage first.
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Re: 00 3.8L trans help!!!

The transmission is a 4R70W. You should be able to find one cheap at a junkyard. They were in the V6 Mustangs from 1996-2004, so they're readily available.
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Re: 00 3.8L trans help!!!

they were also in v8 mustangs with slightly stronger parts, so a 99-04 gt will work too
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Re: 00 3.8L trans help!!!

After further research, I was wrong. All 96-04 Mustangs use versions of the 4R70W.

BUT... the bell housing pattern is different between the V6 and V8 versions. You CANNOT swap the bellhousings on the 4R70W because it is a part of the case itself. So, you will have to have a V6 version of the transmission. You can tell which is which by looking at the bolts around the starter flange, if there are 2, it's a V6 model.

Besides, the only difference as far as strength goes between the V8 and V6 models goes is a single less clutch plate in the V6 models and a difference in pressure plates. If you are worried about the performance of the transmission, check this site out: Upgrading Your AOD-E/4R70W or AOD Transmission - Baumann Electronic Controls, LLC

There are also some differences between the year models. In '98, they started using something called a "Mechanical Diode" and are actually referred to as 4R70E's because of this. So you will definitely want a '98+ if your car is '98+.

Also in mid '02, they removed the speedo gear from the tail shaft. So, if your car does not have the speedo gear, you'll want one without the speedo gear and vice versa.
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Re: 00 3.8L trans help!!!

Yes you will want one from a V6 and from 99 - 04.
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