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Old 05-06-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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Tranny Gone

Whats up everyone. As some of you know they blocked ME from work so I dont have much time after that to get on. Now to the subject. My car is down right now due to tranny problems. Lost 3rd and OD. What is the best way to go to fix this. Should I get it rebuilt or look into a new tranny?
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Re: Tranny Gone

Buy a new tranny and save yourself the PITA experience that a rebuilt transmission can be. Just imagine if the do it wrong... you will have paid cash and taken time out of your life to allow them to work on the car.. then you are back to square one where you started. You let them work on it again and then a couple more times until they realize they cant fix it and you are in enough to nearly if not buy a new transmission. They will not refund a dime and may even blame it on you driving it hard and breaking it again. You then start yelling at yourself for not doing it right in the first place and just buying a new transmission.

I am sure some have had great experiences with a rebuilt transmission... I however have seen one of my friends go through hell with his. He had to sue the guy and he has yet (3 years later) to recover the 1k he spent ... he had to spend another 1k on a new tranny. Basically if they screw it up you just flushed every dime you gave them down the drain.
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Throw a five speed in it. They are cheap and teh win.
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I would throw a 5 speed in it but i have to find a t-5 first and then all the stuff to convert it
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Re: Tranny Gone

if it is an auto, rebuild it... if it is a 5-speed, buy new

i've never had a bad rebuilt auto experience, apparently they are really easy to rebuild, but every T-5 i've tried to have done has come back only to run about 1-2K miles and be back at square one.
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it all depends on what you like... Im with bbunt, do a 5 spd conversion-t-5's are a dime a dozen, unless you buy them brand new, then you can get them in many different flavors.

Look at this this way - if you have auto tranny problems, its a lot more expensive to work on, with a t-5, unless you buy a really badass, custom built one, you can throw it in a dumpster and get another. if you go t-5, make sure you go to the trouble to install a good short shifter, like an MGW or Pro 5.0, to help keep it happy for as long as possible. The rest of the parts arent that hard to come by either - there are countless 5 speed mustangs in junkyards, with the exact parts you need. The other thing with a manual tranny is that major mods can be dealt with easily - its usually as easy as changing the clutch, where with an auto, if you do any major power adders, you will have to have the trans built to handle it.
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i sold my t-5..originaly 4 cyl. car for 100 dollars...get one from a 4cyl and just change the bell...people get proud of them if they come out of a v-8..just my opinion
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Re: Tranny Gone

so to convert it what do i need and what am i lookin to get into...is it a at home project of should someone do it for me. my g/fs step dad owns a tranny shop....if possible could someone post a list of things needed and possible where to find them...thanks
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To ease your pain since it is your daily drive and needs to stay reliable, I'd say buy a decent performance AODE(stock tranny) to go back in. If you do a 5 speed swap, it can be PITA mounting the pedals. Plus you would have to get a computer out of a 5 speed car since the car wouldn't know that the auto wasn't there(not that that is that hard to swap, just one less thing you'd have to buy).
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well i bought a harley not to long ago and i been ridin it since the car is down so it doesnt have to be a daily driver...i ride the bike any day its not raining...so im down for the swap and it will prob be equal in cost to a new performance tranny...so im all for the swap..just need to know what to get
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To ease your pain since it is your daily drive and needs to stay reliable, I'd say buy a decent performance AODE(stock tranny) to go back in. If you do a 5 speed swap, it can be PITA mounting the pedals. Plus you would have to get a computer out of a 5 speed car since the car wouldn't know that the auto wasn't there(not that that is that hard to swap, just one less thing you'd have to buy).
does that realy matter on an obd2 car.....i didn't find a noticable differnce in the fox computers....i'm run'n a stick computer with my aod....runs fine...i'm not all that knowledgable on obd2 so maybe u r right.
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.....There is HUGE difference in AOD and AOD-E. The foxes have an AOD which is not controlled by the computer and the SN-95's use an AOD-E to control shift points and everything else with the tranny. So if you swap a 5 speed into a car that is waiting on info from a transmission that isn't there, it's not going to act right at all. Like, I said, just go to your local parts stores and find a stock 5 computer for a 5 speed GT and swap them out. Takes just a few minutes.
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.....There is HUGE difference in AOD and AOD-E. The foxes have an AOD which is not controlled by the computer and the SN-95's use an AOD-E to control shift points and everything else with the tranny. So if you swap a 5 speed into a car that is waiting on info from a transmission that isn't there, it's not going to act right at all. Like, I said, just go to your local parts stores and find a stock 5 computer for a 5 speed GT and swap them out. Takes just a few minutes.
really?, i thought that was strictly signal out from ecm to trans...hmm, ok.
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SN95 is different SVT

the fox's can have trouble too, they are tuned slightly different.. so if you go with a large cam you might have idle trouble, but at that point you'll want a chip anyways. personally I wouldn't put a cam in any computer controlled car without a chip, but thats just me.
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SN95 is different SVT

the fox's can have trouble too, they are tuned slightly different.. so if you go with a large cam you might have idle trouble, but at that point you'll want a chip anyways. personally I wouldn't put a cam in any computer controlled car without a chip, but thats just me.
really?...after i upgraded to mass air, my car seemed to run 100% better...perhaps i just have lower expectations...lol...i was gonna buy a chip or have ecm burned, but i had been save'n for my blower for like two years (yes, 2yrs. no one laugh), and so i didnt wanna spend money on something i would only run briefly, or have too much built in advance for my blower, so i opted to wait till i get a blower specfic programming.
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SN95 is different SVT

the fox's can have trouble too, they are tuned slightly different.. so if you go with a large cam you might have idle trouble, but at that point you'll want a chip anyways. personally I wouldn't put a cam in any computer controlled car without a chip, but thats just me.
Have H/C/I 24 lb injectors 190 lph pump and a mass air, runs fine, but I know I'm far from maximizing the combo. Hopefully going to do the tune tq boxes sometime soon, **** keeps coming up.
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