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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-03, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Auto tranny service + shiftkits

Alright. Firstly, everyone seems to think that my auto is going to die, because it slips lots, so I guess for the sub-$200 cost of a service, I might as well save it before it (theoretically) dies.

So, now that I've decided that, I find this little problem.. I cannot find a single place specializing in tranny services. Anyone have any suggestions (in the SE suburbs of melb, preferably)?

Also, I've been hearing more and more about these shift-kits for auto transmissions.. I have a rough idea, but
what exactly are they?,
what do they do?,
what do they cost?,
are they worth it?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-03, 07:20 PM
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4 speed right? i spent a bit of money on my box to get the oil flushed only to find out it was stuffed.

mind you, i threw it into first alot, and that really canes one of the bands.

for what i did to fix it, read footnote.

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service costs nothing more then $120, and $120 is expensive.

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i mentioned i had a shiftkti ages ago and its the latest rage on the forums.. lol

they change/adjust a s5 solenoid in the 4 spds, which makes the gears shift a lot faster/harder.. its better for your box so it doesnt lag, but it puts more wear on your diff and uni's, although uni's are like $35 and diff isnt that much more so its a much better option.

roughly $350-400 including service at most decent tranny places.

and go to fordmods, theres a huge topic on ppl who have done it and u can see what they say.

its very worth it personally, will give u a good jerk every gear, esp 1st-2nd.. spins the 17x8s on my car pretty easily

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-17-03, 11:58 PM
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Juarez has a 3 speed

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If its a 3 speed you can get a reco for like $400 I believe
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-18-03, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
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karl shush.

It is a 4 speed and thanks for the ideas.. I'll have a look at shiftkit stuff, see if I can find someone decent to do it. Kinda sick of having to fix mechanics mistakes

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Opps, sorry jamsey, I always thought ya car was a series 1. I even took a photo of it on sunday so i dunno how i missed that. Its even in your sig for christ sake.

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So anyone no of a place who does these 4 speed autos

IF YOU DONT TRY IT YOU WONT KNOW.
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blwneb, when are u going up the creek next? im thinking of entering my car this wednesday

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