View Full Version : MN12 D and OD gone

06-13-2005, 10:52 PM
This is a 94 bird and from what im told,, again "im told" , the codes were pulled on the tranny and none showed up. Im not confident in the users ablity to pull the codes but thats a different story.

owner says it will shift from 1st to 2nd then D and OD just slips and the tac verifies it cause its pegging like its in neutral.

mileage is about 80k and the person who pulled the codes thinks its a torque converter problem. He also mentions that its a "two stage" transmission,, what ever that means or bearing it has.

06-14-2005, 06:22 AM
AOD or AODE???(I'm assumin its a E since you mentioned readng codes). There is a clutch in the converter that engages for lockup/OD operation. So yea it could be the converter...

If its a AOD the O/D band is likely shot... Or if there is no 3rd or O/D the inner input could be broken(got the T-shirt on that one) or the direct clutch is toast... Both problems(clutch/band) are fairly common...

06-17-2005, 08:56 PM
happend to me on my transgo shift kit tranz. never tore it apart to see what was wrong but same symtoms. but im almost sure my imput shaft broke bc i heard some kinda noise at 60 mph like a grind and snap. if it is the shaft the whole thing needs to come apart to fix it . not fun.

(more and more i am disliking these aod's or auto trans. in general)

06-19-2005, 09:59 PM
A 94 Bird, if 4.6L, would have the 4R70W AOD-E. It was known to have a weak torque converter.