Transmission trouble - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1979-1995 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 03-10-2007, 04:46 PM   #1
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Transmission trouble

I have a 93 gt automatic. The transmission is starting to slip in second and third. The car didn't see much action the last two years. What simple steps can I take to try and fix this. I am not much of a car guy but will try anything before I pay someone a ton of money. Thanks
chemimblc is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-10-2007, 11:14 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
silverstangboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Region: Alabama
Posts: 583
Re: Transmission trouble

don't replace the fluid, that will make things worse

you could replace the filter, but I don't think thats going to help...
sorry man, I know you don't want to hear it but drive it till its dead, then pay someone an insane amount of money to incorrectly rebuild it for you

if anything I hate its a damn transmission shop, they're all losers
__________________


93 mustang notch
~450hp 331 stroker - Sold
silverstangboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2007, 11:31 PM   #3
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
MonteCitan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Region: California
Posts: 2,506
Send a message via AIM to MonteCitan
Re: Transmission trouble

Depending on how bad your case is, though...

Installing a 'shift kit' (which bumps up all the pressures in the trans) MIGHT help, if the trans isn't entirely fried, that much more pressure working to engage the clutch packs might work out..


---->
How is it slipping? is it actually not engaging as you rev up? or is it not shifting? is your throttle line attached properly? is the bushing at the throttle body okay?
__________________
2012 IS F Blue IS F Sport
2006 Mustang V6 wannabe
MonteCitan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-11-2007, 07:23 AM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
powerhungry966's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Region: California
Posts: 231
Send a message via AIM to powerhungry966
Re: Transmission trouble

i replaced my fluid and it runs good. better then when i first got her. its been a while though since i changed it. ahha i think its on how badly your transmission is fried. from what i know trans slip, means eventual death. so just dont drive it hard a lot and make sure when it does slip you ket go of the gas and wait for it.
__________________

1989 coupe 5.0 yeessur.
"Shake n bake"
powerhungry966 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2007, 07:33 PM   #5
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Re: Transmission trouble

It shifts still just slips a bit when driving. Anybody know of a good place to get a used rebuild or is that a bad idea?
chemimblc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 02:02 PM   #6
Titus Wadicus
Regular
 
svtlx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Region: Ohio
Posts: 2,103
Send a message via Yahoo to svtlx
Re: Transmission trouble

Quote:
Originally Posted by chemimblc View Post
It shifts still just slips a bit when driving. Anybody know of a good place to get a used rebuild or is that a bad idea?
dude, my best friend rebuilds aod &(e) for police and taxi. he usualy charges $650 plus parts to bench one. i'm still runn'n the aod he built me 2 yrs ago. it's held up to lots of burn outs and 130-140mph runs...of course i'm run'n one 8 core and one 6 core trans cooler...it's a lil over kill but my trans fluid is still bright red after more than 2 yrs. and the tranny tends not to exceed the ambient temp. regardles of drive time....good luck with a used unit...you got a 50/50 chance of getting a good one.
svtlx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2007, 02:25 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
rydog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Region: Virginia
Posts: 521
Send a message via MSN to rydog
Re: Transmission trouble

Quote:
Originally Posted by MonteCitan View Post
Installing a 'shift kit' (which bumps up all the pressures in the trans) MIGHT help, if the trans isn't entirely fried, that much more pressure working to engage the clutch packs might work out..
That and add some of this. This stuff is the greatest

Lucas Oil
__________________

97 V6-GT40 turbo-42#rs-BA2800 MAF-4.10's & tlok-254rwhp-369rwtq
Turbo'd by-TMA Turbo(http://www.tmaturbo.com/)
Tuned by-Dyno Tuned Performance(http://www.dtpracing.com/)
rydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 06:48 PM   #8
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Re: Transmission trouble

Where is your friend located
chemimblc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 09:15 AM   #9
Titus Wadicus
Regular
 
svtlx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Region: Ohio
Posts: 2,103
Send a message via Yahoo to svtlx
Re: Transmission trouble

COLUMBUS, OHIO.....DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH LOCAL PEOPLE ARE CHARGING YOU, IT MAY BE WORTH YOUR TIME TO PAY FOR SHIPPING...I DUNNO. i don't know wut state u r in. if u want i can ask him if he has any aod's sitt'n around and perhaps he can swap u a built one for yours...it would speed things up....he has a few aod(e) already built but i know u don't need an (e)...if it sounds like something u wanna do just let me know and i will pass his # to u.....i realize distance is a factor.
svtlx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2007, 04:29 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
bullitt482's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 1,106
Re: Transmission trouble

Quote:
Originally Posted by svtlx View Post
dude, my best friend rebuilds aod &(e) for police and taxi. he usualy charges $650 plus parts to bench one. i'm still runn'n the aod he built me 2 yrs ago. it's held up to lots of burn outs and 130-140mph runs...of course i'm run'n one 8 core and one 6 core trans cooler...it's a lil over kill but my trans fluid is still bright red after more than 2 yrs. and the tranny tends not to exceed the ambient temp. regardles of drive time....good luck with a used unit...you got a 50/50 chance of getting a good one.
Well hello fellow white notch.
__________________
01 Bullitt
bullitt482 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2007, 06:15 AM   #11
Titus Wadicus
Regular
 
svtlx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Region: Ohio
Posts: 2,103
Send a message via Yahoo to svtlx
Re: Transmission trouble

Quote:
Originally Posted by bullitt482 View Post
Well hello fellow white notch.
ahh ****, do i know u? u hang out wit the columbus racing clique? if u did u know my car....very loud...won a few races...suffered some idle problems...loud stang wit crappy idle..yea dats me...anyway, if u got a white notch get at me...later this year we can cruise as a team. such as fuk'n wit those guys when "return to brice rd." comes back around. i'm always look'n for non-stuck up stangers to kik it wit.
svtlx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2007, 07:04 AM   #12
Titus Wadicus
Regular
 
svtlx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Region: Ohio
Posts: 2,103
Send a message via Yahoo to svtlx
Re: Transmission trouble

ooops sorry...just seen u r in columbus, mississippi
svtlx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2007, 01:54 PM   #13
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Re: Transmission trouble

what kind of kit would you suggest
chemimblc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2007, 01:55 PM   #14
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Re: Transmission trouble

i guess i need to check into shipping charges
chemimblc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2007, 06:40 PM   #15
Titus Wadicus
Regular
 
svtlx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Region: Ohio
Posts: 2,103
Send a message via Yahoo to svtlx
Re: Transmission trouble

i am almost positive it would be under a hundred dollars.
svtlx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2007, 08:28 AM   #16
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Re: Transmission trouble

So how hard is it to remove a transmission? Can two guys who don't know **** about them be able to remove them.
chemimblc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 09:50 AM   #17
Titus Wadicus
Regular
 
svtlx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Region: Ohio
Posts: 2,103
Send a message via Yahoo to svtlx
Re: Transmission trouble

1.get car in the air...2-4 jack stands...4 is better (all wheels off the ground)
2.get a large floor jack
3.disconnect drive shaft from rear end and remove drive shaft.
4.remove h or xpipe to gain access to transmission
5.put car in nuetral and remove torque converter bolts, or bump the starter to rotate the torque converter so u can remove bolts. there may be a converter shield, u will have to remove this to get to converter bolts (2 or 4 bolts)
6.once converter bolts are removed from flywheel, rotate the converter clockwise by hand and push toward the transmission. this will cause the converter to back itself flush against the trans bell housing.
7.remove shift linkage and kick down cable from trans.
8.place jack under transmission pan...i would use a board under the pan so that the jack cups dont push holes/dents into your trans pan...place the jack flush against the tranny pan...do not put pressure on the pan...
9.remove bell housing bolts
10.remove cross member bolts
11.pull trans back half an inch or so to clear dowel pins and the trans will drop onto your jack.
12.slowly let down trans and pull from under car
13. oh yea, disconnect tranny cooling lines from passenger side of tranny and the electric plugs, and dipstick tube before u let tranny down......
14. i would disconnect cooling lines first and make sure u have pan to catch the fluid cause its' gonna pour...then remove the bell bolt that holds the dipstick in place and remove it from trans..pull on it...pops right out.

i think i told u everything but i'm sure someone here will have something to add....send me a private message and i will give u my # if u need more in depth advice
svtlx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 06:50 PM   #18
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Re: Transmission trouble

So do you think it can be done by two rookies. What kind of shift kit would you suggest.
chemimblc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2007, 08:16 AM   #19
Titus Wadicus
Regular
 
svtlx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Region: Ohio
Posts: 2,103
Send a message via Yahoo to svtlx
Re: Transmission trouble

absolutley two rookies can do it....worse comes to worse, buy a haines manual for mustangs...they give better instructions than me...i have a performance automatic "p/a" valvebody. it holds second gear without u having to shift from 1 to 2 and back to 1...basicaly it will hold wutever gear u put the shifter into. u can manual shift any tranny but it ususally isnt good for them. the p/a changes that....it was described as a autoshift/manual shift valvebody. and it gives you harder/faster shifts...not the typical aod shift delay. i think i paid around $200 with tax from jegs....i also got a 2500 stall to complete the drivetrain...i coulda went with a bigger stall but traction has always been a problem with my coupe....i wouldnt advise installing the valvebody yourself unless you are feel'n brave...but the tranny should be a piece of cake.
svtlx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2007, 08:20 AM   #20
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: Transmission trouble

me and silverstangboy removed his T-5 in his mustang... he did drop it on himself while under the car and spilled his expensive *** GM syncromesh but other than that its not hard.
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2007, 09:07 PM   #21
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Re: Transmission trouble

I think we will give it a shot what do I have to loose. I think I will find a professional to rebuild everything.
chemimblc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2007, 09:08 PM   #22
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Re: Transmission trouble

did he replace it or rebuild it
chemimblc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2007, 06:26 PM   #23
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Re: Transmission trouble

Is it true that when you pull the transmission out that the engine will move on you
chemimblc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2007, 06:32 PM   #24
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: Transmission trouble

it does a little bit as the points that hold it down are the engine and tranny mounts and with out the tranny mounts only two mounts are holding it in so it will wiggle a bit~
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2007, 07:11 PM   #25
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Re: Transmission trouble

is it difficult to get everything lined back up
chemimblc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 09:02 AM   #26
Titus Wadicus
Regular
 
svtlx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Region: Ohio
Posts: 2,103
Send a message via Yahoo to svtlx
Re: Transmission trouble

no, there are dowel pins. they will be stuck in the tranny bell housing or the motor bellhousing. these dowel pins will assist u lineing up the transmission to the motor.
svtlx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2007, 07:58 PM   #27
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Re: Transmission trouble

so really this will not be to bad. how tuff is it to rebuild them
chemimblc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2007, 11:28 AM   #28
Registered User
Newbie
 
Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Region: Ohio
Posts: 9
Send a message via Yahoo to Chris
Re: Transmission trouble

Sounds like a good time to switch to a 5-speed to me. I just converted my 95 to a stick car and fell in love with the car all over again.
Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2007, 12:22 PM   #29
Titus Wadicus
Regular
 
svtlx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Region: Ohio
Posts: 2,103
Send a message via Yahoo to svtlx
Re: Transmission trouble

Quote:
Originally Posted by chemimblc View Post
so really this will not be to bad. how tuff is it to rebuild them
a t-5 or an aod?.......i'm pretty sure u can do a t-5 yourself...my friend and i replaced some gears in one before...aod, u will need some specialty tools, i wouldn't advise trying to take one apart. believe it or not, u can rebuild an engine faster and easier than u can build an aod...there are so many parts it's mindboggling...i've been help'n my buddy build aod's..aod(E)..700r4's.. for the past two years and i can say with confidence, i still won't attempt by myself. as much as i loved legos as a kid, i just don't have the aptitude to rebuild an automatic trans...soooo many parts and pieces.......i just bought a 90 gt with a bad aod, so i will be right with u on r & r...it suks, cause i still have to put the valvebody and stall in my '92 coupe.
svtlx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2007, 09:39 PM   #30
Registered Member
Regular
 
silverstangboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Region: Alabama
Posts: 583
Re: Transmission trouble

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpectorV View Post
me and silverstangboy removed his T-5 in his mustang... he did drop it on himself while under the car and spilled his expensive *** GM syncromesh but other than that its not hard.
ah, the good ole days!

no, I didn't spill that GM syncromesh, I bathed in it..
and it was expensive, but the T-5 hasn't shifted like that since...
__________________


93 mustang notch
~450hp 331 stroker - Sold
silverstangboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2007, 04:36 PM   #31
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Re: Transmission trouble

I think it is an aod but im not real sure whatever was factory back then
chemimblc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2007, 09:38 AM   #32
Registered User
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 16
Re: Transmission trouble

Finally got this project going. The H pipes and drivetrain are off.
chemimblc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2007, 05:59 PM   #33
Registered User
Newbie
 
MustangBlondieZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Region: Maryland
Posts: 12
Re: Transmission trouble

Quote:
Originally Posted by rydog View Post
That and add some of this. This stuff is the greatest

Lucas Oil



Ahhhh...Lucas Oil is the greatest!!!
MustangBlondieZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1979-1995 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Too much trouble? upton7 1996-2004 Mustang GT 4 07-15-2009 09:31 PM
So...how much trouble am I going to get into? lowflyn The Bar 12 04-14-2009 07:33 PM
Transmission Trouble strokestang408w 1979-1995 Mustang GT 2 08-23-2008 09:04 PM
Looks Like some of us are going to be in trouble!! ComputerGuy The Bar 23 01-16-2006 09:49 AM
Transmission Question: 1997 V6 Automatic Transmission ?? svtmustang88 Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 4 12-09-2003 05:49 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



08:59 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.