The propeller shaft is what transmits the power from the 1997 Ford Mustang transmission to the rest of the car or truck. This added a much better syncronizer design, wide-ratio gearset, needle bearings for 1st, 2nd and 3rd speed gears, and improved metallurgy throughout. But on a performance car like a Mustang? Without multiple gears, the car could not stop quickly and smoothly. I picked up one of those Chilton Auto Repair Manuals and it helps. This article applies to the Ford Mustang V6 1994-2004.
This article applies to the Ford Mustang 1996-2004. This article applies to the Ford Mustang 1996-2004. The 3650 can be retrofitted to T45 applications if a Speed-Cal is used to compensate for the difference in speedometer signals. Once again, the higher the number, the thicker the oil would be. Your drain plug is the pan, and it gets messy when you drain the fluid.
A periodic drain and fill is the number one way to keep your transmission trouble-free. Early on, the standard Mustang transmission was a 3-speed manual, with an optional 4-speed manual available. I wanted to use exactly what the factory uses. The 3-4 shift fork was updated in 1998 thru 2001 and is a common upgrade for 1996-97. Thanks for a great buying experience.
An automatic transmission switches between gears automatically and the driver does not have to do anything. Roush is a registered trademark of Roush Enterprises Inc. Motorcraft Mercon V provided great protection. You also need to drain the torque converter. This fluid must be Mercon V compatible.
On these vehicles, a locknut isn't used so it is common for an adjustment nut to back off loosen on the cable end. If the transmission fluid level in your Mustang is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. I got a lot of confusing information on the internet. There is a plug on the side of the trans in which you check the fluid level like that of a differential the fluid should be just dripping out the hole when the plug is removed. Park it on a flat surface, engage the hand break and leave the car in neutral with the engine running. Roush is a registered trademark of Roush Enterprises Inc.
Thread the old cable out and up through the engine bay. The 97 Ford Mustang transmission contains the gears to the vehicles as well as the propeller shaft. I went to check her car to see if it too was missing it's dipstick, and low and behold, it does not have one either!!! Now, if the color is bright red, it's great, if it's red, it's fine, if it's brownish red, it's passible, if it's brown, you need a tranny service, if it's black. If you have any questions about your V6 Mustang or just want to connect with other V6 Mustang owners around the world, you have found the best place on the internet to do that. If you have an automatic, run the c … ar around the block until she is nice and warm.
Be very careful not to drop anything in there! Blocks of wood can be placed between the jack stands and body to reduce the chance of damage. The 1-2 shift fork is shared between all 96-01 T45s. Raise and support the vehicle with the engine running and check for any leaks. Motorcraft automatic transmission fluid with Mercon® V provides superior wear protection and inhibits the formation of gum, sludge, lacquer and foam. The output yoke is a fixed design, but the input shaft is an oddball 23-spline.
The speeodometer drive gear is the desirable 7-tooth. Here at Advance Auto Parts, we work with only top reliable Automatic Transmission Fluid product and part brands so you can shop with complete confidence. Every hard bump would cause a extra tump on the passenger side and when I looked I just shook my head. There is a rubber plug in the bottom of the housing towards the front. You may want to use a rubber hose to go from the oil bottle to the filler plug opening.
If the fluid in the drain pan is dark reddish-brown color, or if it has a hurned smell, the fluid should be changed. Transmission fluid also contains additives as well as conditioners to reduce the wear between the clutches and bands. You remove the dipstick and fill the transmission through the tube you just took the dipstick out of. Late Model Restoration has no affiliation with Ford Motor Company, Roush Enterprises, or Saleen. While there is not as much aftermarket support for the V6's as there is for the V8's it is still out there and available.