Late Model Restoration has no affiliation with Ford Motor Company, Roush Enterprises, or Saleen. Any ideas on what happened? I was never able to get a definitive answer. So I decided that I would take the transmission apart myself. In a nutshell, a transmission operates by converting the engine power entering through the input shaft to a different speed depending on the selected gear. This is for street and strip use. 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. All of the synchronizers are the latest revisions, with 3rd and 4th featuring a carbon fiber facing.
A SpeedCal is an electronic device that allows you to adjust the signal being transmitted from your transmission to calibrate for gear changes. He said 14,000 miles later and lots of trips to the track and dragstrip and it still shifts supurb. Both can be repaired without case or valve body replacement. The larger the overall tire height tire sidewall height x2 plus the wheel diameter , the slower the car will accelerate. For performance use, an upgraded external fluid cooler is highly recommended. The 3650 can be retrofitted to T45 applications if a Speed-Cal is used to compensate for the difference in speedometer signals. The dealer told me to let them know if the problem persists.
I'm trying not to make them mad but I do want my car fixed. The stock axle ratio in a Mustang can vary anywhere from 2. Since engines have a limited operating range, a transmission with multiple gears must be used to allow engines to function within their optimum powerband. He informed me that the trans did not have any fluid in it and had likely shipped from the factory empty. In this article, we'll cover the manual transmissions that were factory equipment behind V8 Mustang engines. I want some more acceleration off the line. Generally speaking, most people fall into the category of scenario one — owners are looking for more acceleration and seat-of-the-pants fell.
The aluminum case is the latest revision and is the strongest offered on a production T5. There is an inverse relationship between acceleration and top speed. Clean the drain plug opening, reinstall the plug and tighten it securely but don't strip the threads. I have always taken recommendation of service people and have always had my Ford serviced at a Ford Dealership. The more revolutions the motor does per wheel revolution, the greater the acceleration, but lower the speed before the engine hits redline.
The reverse synchronizer assembly was also revised for better engagement. There is one last area to address — forced induction. The reverse synchronizer assembly was also revised for better engagement. It features six forward gears with a reverse and the shifter is a remote mount design. This means the driveshaft needs to turn 3.
Starting in 1986 Ford introduced the popular 8. The 1-2 shift fork is shared between all 96-01 T45s. An upgraded direct clutch assembly and a wider overdrive band are key improvements. Please Note: Tremec recommends using Synchromesh fluid. I have extended warranty to the end of 2012. Gears are referred to by ratios, such as 3. This method will work on all Mustangs with computer controlled electronic gauges 1999 Mustangs.
Any usage or mentions of these terms throughout our website and print ads are used for identification purposes only. By changing the ratio, you are not actually changing any power levels, but you are manipulating the available torque. Especially with late model Mustangs, it can be difficult to figure out what gears your Mustang has since Ford has offered everything from 3. All Ford literature that I find indicates that the 6 bangers, 4. One way to tell the difference is by the cover gasket and the pinion gear splines. Alternatively … , If the diff is out and you can't find a ratio stamped on it,count the teeth on the crownwheel and pinion gears, and calculate the ratio from this.
You can, however, get the same ratios as those found in the 8. The dropoff is very noticable. Awhile back I tried to find out what the 5th gear ratio was. Still didn't solve the shift problem. The 2005-2010 V6 Mustangs with a Ford 7.
They basically said the dealer transmission tech needed to diagnose the problem for it to be fixed or if I had it torn down if they did not find any defective parts I would have to pay for the transmission synchros to be replaced. The output shaft is a robust 31-spline. Saleen is a registered trademark of Saleen Incorporated. In many cases they can even outperform their older siblings when compared stock to stock form. All T45 varieties use a ribbed aluminum case with integral bell housing.