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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-09-2004, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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New trans. blues

I am completly out of thoughts. My OD light is blinking and the check engine light comes on. I just swapped in an 02 Explorer engine w/ an 02 GT trans. Here is a list of things done: Checked fluid level, double checked the wiring w/ the Modular Depot layout, made sure the pins aren't backing out, swapped TCC's (and trimmed), unhooked the battery I don't know how many times, changed over the shift lever.

I've read that the sensor in front of the speedo cable should be switched over, I did this. This is the only thing that I can possibly think it might be. Could the sensors be different lengths?

My car is in my buddy's garage and I'm taking up the wife's parking stall. I'm needing some serious thoughts on what my problem could be. If I missed something in a search, I'll apologize now.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-09-2004, 09:57 PM
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using tbird mlps?

Car have a custom tune on it?

Pull the code from the obd2.

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If you want that code for the blinking OD light you will have to go to a shop with a real scanner or to Ford. Autozone will not be able to pull a code for the tranny with their equipment.
Get the code and go from there. It's electrical and you will drive yourself crazy if you don't know what you are chasing. I have an idea what it is, but there is no way to tell without that code and I don't want to steer you wrong. I know it is a pain to keep pulling the pan. My idea would have you doing that again.
Man, I wish you lived nearby. I have everything to troubleshoot and fix the tranny regardless of what it is. I wish I could do more when this stuff comes up. Every time someone does a swap or rebuild themself and runs into trouble it seems they are too far away for me to be of any real help dammit...
Is it driveable at all? I know it sucks to do all that work and then have to have it towed to a shop and pay for diagnosis and/or repair. A lot of places won't touch it since it doesn't have what it is supposed to in it.
PM me and if you want it I will give you my phone number and try to do what I can.

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Before I made the new thread I did take it to Autozone, and like you said it they can't pull tranny codes. Of course that's when the service engine light decided not to come on. But it was at least nice to find out that everything in the engine was fine.
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how does it run and shift?

It sounds like you are driving it around.

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Ahh man, I'll start it up and put it into reverse and the snappyness (sp?) is just so eupohric. I just want to back into the street and mash the pedal and tear down the street. But once I put it into drive, reality sets back it. Starts out in second. I only drove it acouple of blocks to Autozone, and it's get up to around 3K and let off the gas and it would act like it's dropping into neutral. Does that help any? I just thought that this might be part of the safety feature for limp mode.
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are you using the tbird mlps?
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Yup, now for the adjustment of it I aligned the neutral lines, put the car in neutral, and rotated until the reverse lights went off. Right? I think that's the way we did it.
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I was assuming that since he said he swapped over the shifter that he meant the MLPS, but I may be mistaken there. That is a very good point Justin

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You adjust it by having those lines exactly lined up. There is a tool that locks it into place for install and all it does is make sure the notches are lined up. This will align those lines automatically. There is no fine adjustment. It either works or not.
What you do is put the tranny in neutral and align the marks. Tighten it down and make sure you didn't move it in the process.

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post this question over on MD, one of the 4r experts will see it and help you out.

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We do know something about these over here you know...

I edited this again since I realized that "The One" posts over on MD.

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Hmmm.... Could be a good possiblity. I be working on it tomorrow putting the new Borla exhaust system on, so I'll see what's up then. Crap, guess I really am a newbie if this the problem, which I hope it is. Thanks for the additional thoughts so far. I'm just worried that this isn't the problem.
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I do think Justin hit it. Particurlarly since you mentioned how you adjusted that MLPS. Don't worry about a simple mistake. It happens.
I just hope that is the problem since it will be so easy to correct.

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Yeah, I agree on the MLPS mis-aligned, the EEC is commanding a 2nd gear since it thinks the shifter is in Manual 2nd.

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Well, the MLPS was aligned correctly. Went and had the codes read. Long story short, I was looking at the wiring installation the wrong way. I used the correct wiring diagram, should have used the "wrong" one. Oh well, I can tell you know that it isn't alot of things, but I'm still an idiot. Thanks for all your thoughts, sorry for the waste of time.
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did the idiot get the car running properly?

Just kiddin. Glad you got it to work.
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Lol, sorta, backed it out and took it for a spin around the block. Asked the neighbor if he wanted to go for a ride with us and he said we were to crazy. Pulled out from the stop light and punched it, and broke the throttle cable bracket. So I'm on the brakes trying to pull the gas of the floor with my foot and it's not working to well. Tossed it in nuetral and shut it off. Got back to house and he was still there, told him the story and he said "See, I told you that your too crazy."

Anyway, got the bad boy up and running, time to celebrate. Thanks for all the help. I know that I wouldn't have been able to do it without this site. Actually, I don't think I would have even thought about attempting it.
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Found out this morning that Autozone can scan for transmission codes. The check engine light came on and I had them scan it. The SS1 was throwing a code. Not having any shifting problems, I think. Feels like it's still starting out in second gear, but I thought that this was just because of the new transmission gear ratios.
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You have the wiring wrong. Autozone can scan for some transmission codes. Not all will show on a simple code reader.
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