Chock the front wheels if possible. Late Model Restoration has no affiliation with Ford Motor Company, Roush Enterprises, or Saleen. In this article, we'll cover the manual transmissions that were factory equipment behind V8 Mustang engines. Tighten the cable nut until it's snug. This added a much better syncronizer design, wide-ratio gearset, needle bearings for 1st, 2nd and 3rd speed gears, and improved metallurgy throughout.
Lift the drive wheels rear wheels off the ground and place the transmission in first gear with the clutch pushed in. Is the shifter moving freely? Automatic transmissions use fluid pressure to select gears and electronic sensors to decide which gear your Mustang should be in. Use a solvent, such as brake clean and a plastic gasket scraper, to remove any leftover old gasket material. These include the shifter, shift cables, shift rails, shift forks and synchronizers. While a Mustang manual transmission upgrade is generally a major installation process, it is one that can be done on your own.
Verify your clutch pedal's travel is normal. Remove the dipstick and confirm the fluid level is near the cold fill mark lower line. Raise and support the front of the vehicle with a floor jack and jack stands. However, starting with the Fox Body, a Mustang 5 speed transmission was offered, eventually becoming standard, which became very popular for many years. The 4R70W is used in many vehicles developed by Ford. A transmission is built to take some abuse, but they can have.
WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. Start the engine and place your foot on the brake. This article applies to the Ford Mustang V6 2005-2014. Step 4 — Install the new fluid filter The transmission filter is visible once the pan is removed. There is a vent tube that routes toward the top of the transmission. The ribbed aluminum case featured a removable bellhousing and mid-plate to allow for different fitment configurations. Begin the adjustment procedure by putting the gear shift into the drive position.
The ports are directly above the transmission pan. Step 4 — Adjust the shift linkage The shift linkage connects the gear shift to the manual valve on the transmission. You will want to place a fan in front of your Mustang to simulate cooling fan operation. The 3-4 shift fork was updated in 1998 thru 2001 and is a common upgrade for 1996-97. Start at one of the rear corners. Depress the brake pedal and place the transmission into gear. A mis-adjusted shift linkage may allow the transmission to operate in neutral when reverse is selected, for example.
The input shaft is a 10-spline while the output shaft is a 28-spline. The clicking will increase with speed or may change with gear shifts. This article applies to the Ford Mustang V6 1994-2004. The speeodometer drive gear is the desirable 7-tooth. Early on, the standard Mustang transmission was a 3-speed manual, with an optional 4-speed manual available. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter.
The manual transmission will be covered first. Repeat this procedure for the other corners. The rubber plug on the converter housing. Like its Tremec predecessors the Getrag shares no similarities otherwise the case is ribbed cast aluminum with an integral bellhousing. Do not scratch the mating surfaces between the pan and transmission. In 1993, for the Cobra and Cobra R Mustang, the countershaft cluster gear recieved a special coating and the input bearing was upgraded from a torrington style to a tapered roller bearing. Check out these years: , , , , , , , , or for additional options.
If the wheels move, the clutch is dragging against the flywheel. A binding synchronizer or broken dog teeh may cause this as well. Step 2 — Check the clutch's operation A misadjusted clutch can allow the clutch to drag against the flywheel or not fully engage the flywheel. The aluminum case is the latest revision and is the strongest offered on a production T5. If fluid is found near here, then the transmission was overfilled or excessive amounts of pressure are building inside.
Even very small amounts of dirt can damage valve body cylinders, reducing gear shift efficiency. Rub some new transmission fluid on the new filters rubber plugs before installation. However, maintaining your Mustang transmission by changing the fluid and filter can greatly extend the life of the transmission and make your Mustang shift much smoother, and is work you can do yourself. Automatic transmission fluid is pumped into the many passages inside the transmission once the engine begins to run. Ford offers both a manual and automatic transmission for the 1996-2004 Mustang. Once the fluid slows to a drip, reinstall the drain bolt by turning the bolt until snug.