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Old 02-21-2011, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default Newly Purchased 91' LX 5.0. Need Advice! Resto Pt. 1.

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I purchased my white fox body 91' Mustang LX 5.0 mid January. After a 70 mile drive home it ran perfectly fine. I knew it needed some attention to the steering (Rack & Pinion), a headliner, a door handle, stereo and some other nick knack stuff but nothing big. I went ahead and showed the motor love at first and threw money in for a tune up, rack & pinion, wires, hoses, plugs and all the basics that i could do if i had more time. I even had the tranny service because i started to notice that when cold, the "AOD" had trouble getting into first.

I had my mechanic service the tranny with a filter kit... After all this was done as i was cruising around i decided to hop on the freeway. 1st Gear... LOVELY... 2nd Gear... Ok I feel That Pull... 3rd Gear... WHOA WHOA WHOA 45 MPH & IM TACKING OUT! As you can beilieve i took the car right back. After a couple of days my mechanic suggested a rebuild. What do you suggest i do? Its an automatic and ive looked at new and rebuilt. He quoted me 1600$! What do you think mustang fam?

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P.S. Parked it until i can get the tranny done in April and during mid run the car just died. Has a new battery. Alternator maybe? What are the first mods and things i should complete and look over during tranny time???
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:24 PM   #2
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Buy a new transmission. Rebuilds are costly and tranny shops are sketchy.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:49 PM   #3
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rebuild it yourself, they are actually pretty easy if you research it!!
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I purchased my white fox body 91' Mustang LX 5.0 mid January. After a 70 mile drive home it ran perfectly fine. I knew it needed some attention to the steering (Rack & Pinion), a headliner, a door handle, stereo and some other nick knack stuff but nothing big. I went ahead and showed the motor love at first and threw money in for a tune up, rack & pinion, wires, hoses, plugs and all the basics that i could do if i had more time. I even had the tranny service because i started to notice that when cold, the T-5 had trouble getting into first.

I had my mechanic service the tranny with a filter kit... After all this was done as i was cruising around i decided to hop on the freeway. 1st Gear... LOVELY... 2nd Gear... Ok I feel That Pull... 3rd Gear... WHOA WHOA WHOA 45 MPH & IM TACKING OUT! As you can beilieve i took the car right back. After a couple of days my mechanic suggested a rebuild. What do you suggest i do? Its an automatic and ive looked at new and rebuilt. He quoted me 1600$! What do you think mustang fam?
T-5s are manual transmissions...
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:17 PM   #5
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nice catch... I would actually get a second opinion on it though before you decide to spend any money. Does it grab any gears at all? Or is it just one gear it is slipping? Could be a number of things with that T5!!
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hell I dont even know what happened as his explanation is atrocious...

I think he's saying the mechanic quoted him $1600 to put in an auto to replace a T5?
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t-5s dont have filters... they are a sealed unit... if you have a manual, you could have a bad clutch... when clutches are shot they slip...

agreed, the OP doesnt even know whats going on

and are you 100% sure the tranny is shot? take it to another shop for a second opinion
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T-5=manual.
AOD=automatic...
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for the price you can rebuild it, itll only cost a couple hundred more to buy a new one or a slightly better trans, what ever fits in your price range, its your choice
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Looking at that service check list he wants you to pay his mortgage for the month...lol.........Just get repaired what need to be fixed U have a auto trans looking at that check sheet?
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