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Old 02-09-2014, 12:27 AM   #1
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:37 AM   #2
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can my automatic tranny my my engine run rough
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No, that's usually motor related. Could you describe the "running rough" in more detail. Example: hot or cold motor, idling or under a load, misfire or vibration ?
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the motor seems to bog down under a load as it warms up.sometime it will pop back through throttle body I am guessin the timiming could be off.it runs smooth at idle,could it be off 1 tooth and run smooth at an idle
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Since you just go it, I would start with a tune up (Dist. Cap & Rotor, spark plugs, wires, and fuel filter etc.)
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I have done tune up and replaced all sensors and computer because there was a 3.0 Taurus computer in it
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Your right to verify timing, usually when you get a backfire through the intake, timing is off. And what's up with the Taurus computer in there lol.
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thanks,i don't know why that comp was in there I have found a lot of stuff that previous owner didn't tell.i will check timing marks when I can,i just had neck surgery.Do you know much about aod tranny
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Your right to verify timing, usually when you get a backfire through the intake, timing is off. And what's up with the Taurus computer in there lol.
Or you have a vacuum leak .
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thanks,i don't know why that comp was in there I have found a lot of stuff that previous owner didn't tell.i will check timing marks when I can,i just had neck surgery.Do you know much about aod tranny
Not to much, my car had built AOD when I bought it and I didn't mind it at all. It was very consistent at the track. But they don't like abuse if their not built for it. I'm much happier after I swapped in the T5. What would you like to know about the AOD, someone here will have an answer.
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I would like to know how much play the tail shaft should have in it and what other car can I get one out of if I need to replace mine not sure what one I have but I assume it is the original one.I changed the filter in mine and it seems to shift different,sometimes it takes longer to shift and others it shifts early I would like to put a t-5 but my back and legs will not allow that so I am gonna keep aod.Is there a way to know what type my aod is,what r some good aod's and can I get rebuild kit to put in it and where can I get kits

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I would like to know how much play the tail shaft should have in it and what other car can I get one out of if I need to replace mine not sure what one I have but I assume it is the original one.I changed the filter in mine and it seems to shift different,sometimes it takes longer to shift and others it shifts early I would like to put a t-5 but my back and legs will not allow that so I am gonna keep aod.Is there a way to know what type my aod is,what r some good aod's and can I get rebuild kit to put in it and where can I get kits
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As far as I know any AOD will work. You shouldn't have problem finding a good used one, but depending on your budget, a rebuilt one has alot more piece of mind. When you said it shifts different after the filter change, do you mean a lazy shift with some slip, or after the shift it slips when in gear. Or very erratic shift points, like it has a shift kit?

Just another idea, make sure the TV cable is still attached to the throttle linkage. That cable determines shift points for the tranny. You'll smoke an AOD rather quick if that's not connected or adjusted right.

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I am not sure about shift kit it has the original shifter inside of car.Itdoesnt slip it changes at different rpm sometimes around 3000 from 1st to 2nd and from 2nd to 3rd shifts almost instantly then it takes awhile to 4th around 2700 to 3000 evertime.I believe my tv cable is dryrotten around trottlebody.i
It does shift hard evertime though.I am guessin I will end up rebuilding it after I get all the bugs worked out and start bolting on mods.not sure where to start with mods in future.I have got a lot of time on my hands to dream my budget is limited.Do you have any suggestions where to start on the motor.A rebuild will come in time,thanks for all suggestions
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thanks,i don't know why that comp was in there I have found a lot of stuff that previous owner didn't tell.i will check timing marks when I can,i just had neck surgery.Do you know much about aod tranny
Im in the same boat. Found a lot of things he failed to tell me were bad.
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