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    Default Electronic shift kit - AWESOME!!

    Anyone ever use one of these? I like it because you can switch shifting modes but was wondering if anybody knew if it was really worth the money?

    http://www.jegs.com/i/B%26amp%3BM/130/70381/10002/-1
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    Probably not worth it.


    Also no go with an AOD....

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    Well its for the 94 bird....have to put the 20th on hold until i figure out what im gonna do with it....
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    As a Bandaid I installed one on the '93 Grand Marquis AODE back in '98 when the transmission was slipping on the 1-2 shift(it only had 33K mi but was out of it's 3/36 warranty) ... Fixed it right up, didn't slip a bit and had a nice "thump" to the shifts... Only issue is it also gives hard down shifts... I cured that by putting a switch on the throttle body, which opened the circuit to the Shift Improver on closed throttle... The transmission lasted till about a year and a half ago, when it blew the front pump to housing gasket and began puking fluid at 131K mi...






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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboCoupe50 View Post
    As a Bandaid I installed one on the '93 Grand Marquis AODE back in '98 when the transmission was slipping on the 1-2 shift(it only had 33K mi but was out of it's 3/36 warranty) ... Fixed it right up, didn't slip a bit and had a nice "thump" to the shifts... Only issue is it also gives hard down shifts... I cured that by putting a switch on the throttle body, which opened the circuit to the Shift Improver on closed throttle... The transmission lasted till about a year and a half ago, when it blew the front pump to housing gasket and began puking fluid at 131K mi...
    Do the AODEs have the same problem with the 1-2 accumulator spring that 4R70Ws do? That could have been the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    Do the AODEs have the same problem with the 1-2 accumulator spring that 4R70Ws do? That could have been the problem.
    Possibly, but it was a lot easier to install the Shift Improver than repair the servo...






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    Possibly, but it was a lot easier to install the Shift Improver
    How does it install? I didnt see anything on the website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboCoupe50 View Post
    The transmission lasted till about a year and a half ago, when it blew the front pump to housing gasket and began puking fluid at 131K mi...
    You drove 100k miles in a year and a half? holly crap! lol

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    Still wondering if anyone knows how to install/what it would plug into.
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    Connects to a couple pins on the EEC... No I don't remember which two...






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