6th Gear Poster
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Millbrook, Alabama
I've had good luck with the 95 trannys. My first one was Jmodded at 166K and now has 195K on it still working good. I did change the TC to a Mk VIII. Of course, I bought the car with 75K miles and changed the fluid and filter immediately, but not with Mercon V, just the regular stuff. Didn't know any better. Every 30K or so I changed the filter again, replacing about 5 quarts of fluid each time before the Jmod and Mercon 5.
The second one had 189 showing on the odometer, but it wasn't working. No telling how many miles it has on it. However, it's in questionable shape. I think the TC might be in need of replacement and I'll be changing accumulator pistons soon.
I guess it's a crap shoot, but like I say, I've had pretty good luck with mine. Of course, it might have gone out before 75K and I would have never known it. The J-mod isn't all that expensive to do. You could do it to your present tranny and if it goes out at some future time, then you could buy the replacement. Economics would dictate, but I rarely have as much money as I want to spend, so I choose by logic what I'm going to do and when....
Glen "RustyUL" Weldon
94 Thunderbird SC - 5 Speed -- Picture Here
1 of 722 1994 SC 5-speeds made.
Soilid Engine Mounts, B&M Ripper Shifter, Tokico Shocks
95 Thunderbird LX - 4.6