Re: What's the deal about the AOD transmission?
On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 08:51:29 -0500, Mauricio Tavares <email@example.com>
> In my slow but ongoing quest to put my 90LX alive, last weekend I
>bought an AOD tranny. I mentioned some people about my acquisition and
>everyone told me the AOD is the worst thing that ever came out of Ford.
>Why is it so maligned?
>(if you need to email me, use this address =)
The guy I use for rebuilding transmissions thoughts on the subject is
that they are overbuilt. I only know that before I stopped using the
od in rural and/or town areas they generally would fail between 60,000
and 100,000 miles. These transmissions were from 92'?, 95', 98', and
02' year Ford Vans having from 4.9l L6 to 5.4l V-8's. All of the
above had a disable switch on the shifter handle. My newest Van, a
E-350 Super Duty w/ a 6.8l V-10 has a 4 speed auto /od but no
overdrive off switch, instead it has a Tow/Haul switch which uses the
gearing to assist slowing down or will keep the trans in gear longer
on acceleration. In case anyone wants to know how it feels when you
hit the go pedal, well I didn't expect 8,000 plus pounds to move as
well as it does. 420 lb/ft of torque is nice.
68' Camaro RS
88' Firebird Formula
00' Mustang GT Vert