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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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I just bought a 1994 t bird with a manufacture date of 10/94.
It has 63k on the clock with a 4.6.
Just had the fluid and filter changed. It was good for a week and today it is slipping
in OD at hiway speeds.
I found a tranny out of a 97 with 67K for $450. or I can get one from monster for $1200.
What should I do?
I have a ford tech that will change it out for $200.
I would do it myself but I am working 6 days a week 12 hours a day till sept.

Thanks Brian.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 05:56 PM
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I got mine from $650 delivered anywhere in the US. No core charge. They were great. 3 year guarantee.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-04-2010, 03:01 AM
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Before you shell out all that money on another tranny, check the MLPS. That might be your problem.


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I know it should seem obvious but check the fluid level, especially if it was just serviced and is suddonly acting up, overfilled and underfilled transmissions can cause slipping due to lack of fluid or airated fluid.

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welcome to the group!!!

hopefully you'll enjoy your car as much as i have, check out my ride if you'de like and enjoy your new car!!!

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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So my Tranny is toast at 65K. Found one out of a 98 mark 8 for $150. It has 110k on it
but he said it was fine till it was wrecked. I will be taking it to my tranny guy and have him look into it to see if any of the soft parts need replaced. Swap the electronics over from mine and have him order a new TC and hope for the best. Anything I should know before I drop it off. Just really getting frustrated at this point. Love the car and the ride quality but the tranny issue is a PITA.

Thanks Brian
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 01:15 PM
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An 02 transmission is a much better deal for $450.

It takes some fairly easy mods, but has better parts.


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