Accumulator Question - help me - TCCoA Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-25-2003, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 4
Unhappy Accumulator Question - help me

My '95 AODE car has a hard time shifting to second, and almost never shifts to third anymore

I was told this is probably the 1-2 accumulator but could also be the MLPS

which should I go after?

also, is this thing my accumulator?
CarNut is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-25-2003, 04:03 PM
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 633
A hard 1-2 could be low fluid, bad burnt fluid, bad forward clutch, or bad 1-2 accum.

That is your 1-2 that you pointed to, if the springs in their are broken then thats a primary cause of a hard 1-2 shift.

While you are under their I hope you are doing the jerry mod (Check the trans tech articles)
RyanG is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-25-2003, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 4
would abad 1-2 hurt my 2-3 shift or cause it not to find the gear at all?
CarNut is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-25-2003, 05:05 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 306
Generally not, but an old style 2-3 accumulator piston that is leaking will...
As will a leaking valve body gasket.
But a 1-2 piston and cover that is totally wasted will cause pressure loss that can effect all ranges.
GregFL is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 03:57 PM
3rd Gear Chirper
hotbird's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Englewood FL
Age: 34
Posts: 2,399
I looked twice but can't really that 1-2 accumulator cover cocked in the bore, it looks like it's not sitting straight at all. If it isn't, then it will cause a large line pressure leak and that will cause the clutches to burn up and a whole mess of other bad things.
hotbird is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 4
yeah, that was after i pushed it up with my finger
CarNut is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-28-2003, 05:57 PM
Seasoned PostWhore
Silver95Bird's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Gouldsboro, PA
Age: 36
Posts: 3,178
I'd replace the 1-2 and 2-3 accumulators - they tend to wear and should be replaced anyway. Youll need new valvebody gaskets as well, tighten them to 90 in-lbs at least twice. Those parts are cheap. then if that doesnt work, there's an MLPS at napa that some guys have found... only ~$30, which sure beats ford's price.

96 Mustang GT 5spd. w/ 248A Option (GTS). Stock for now until I get the Roush on.

97 Thunderbird 4.6L LX /w Sport Package
24k B&M Cooler, 1" lowered, Steeda UD Pulleys, Dynomax cat-back, J-mod, 3.73's, PI intake, PI cams, 03 GT MAF/Tube, SCT tuned - Gone but not forgotten.
MAMN12 Drag Racing Team [email protected] In need of updated times.
Silver95Bird is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the TCCoA Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome