View Full Version : how did it shift?

01-17-2005, 04:24 PM
ok i have a question that has been bothering me and have asked people but have not goten a solid answer or put in the rite direction to find this out.

when i got my mustang i bought it knowing that the tranny was bad. (aod) and we drove it home shifted fine. drove it around for a weekend and then on sunday night it started slipping. ok fine here is the tranny problem they were talking about. stoped at a light and whent to go . no go. toast. fine i have an extra. get the car to the garage.

we pull the tranny get it upside down bc we were installing a shift kit in the tranny i had as an extra. but we needed the B servo. so while the VB is off we started poking around and looking and noticed that the 1-2 and 3-4 acumulators are not in this thing. . so i want to know what the hell did someone do to this thing and make it work for that long without those verry important things. .

eather someone knows some trick stuff or someone got really really lucky. oh and the tranny had reverse that never stoped working.

so i wunder if i put these parts in from another tranny if this will make it work again and shift ??? any ideas or theories behind this wunder

Erik Btw. 93 lx 5.0 auto. Aod.

01-17-2005, 04:50 PM
I believe the valve bodies changed in '88, later units do not have those acumulmators. My 90 SC AOD doesn't, and has been doing fine for over 5 years.

01-17-2005, 06:53 PM
oh see i didnt know that . see it's the small things that matter than. thatnks TC. oh by the way i have a question for you. you said your TC was an auto from the factory a while back. and you have the transgo kit did you use the stock shifter ? if so is it the same as a mustang 4 banger 1 2 d od ? if so does the kit allow you to do 1 2 3 od. if so then im going to get the 4 banger shifter .

01-17-2005, 08:56 PM
In addition to the Trans Go kit, I have a early(before they got to be famous) Lentech mod to my valve body. It makes the shift pattern P N R OD/3 2 1. Still has 6 positions, just no OD lockout. What it actually does is eliminate the shift to 3rd in the normal "D" position.

Forget the Mustang or the Turbo Coupe A4LD shifters, they have 7 positions. You can use the shifter from a '86-older TC/XR7 as they used the C3 with a P R N D 2 1 pattern. Easier to find is the '87-'88 Sport/XR7 unit, mine is from a '87 Sport.

01-17-2005, 10:00 PM
oh well what i was trying to do for cheep was like the b&m 1 2 d od and thought that the T-go kit alowed a person to do this or would that not be the case without changing the Valve Body . oh well i'll get something together. time is all i seem to have .so im not rushing