I wish you luck man. Should be good I had a 96 mark VIII engine in mine with the 95 trans and the 96 computer did not mesh with the trans. Even though everything should be same different years can screw you up, even after a chip. But to remedy I had the trans which was on the VIII sent to me, slides in exactly the same. Took my mechanic a couple of hours and the car is perfect now. No shift problems at all. Of course I do now have the complete engine, trans, torque converter, computer and drive shaft off the same 96 mark VIII LSC in my 95 t-bird. Hey if your going to do it don't screw around do it ALL!!