Fordmods Logo

EF GEARBOX STUFFED WAT TO DO NEXT **PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE** 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 3 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: EF GEARBOX STUFFED WAT TO DO NEXT **PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE**
Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:10 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 442

Joined: 7th Jan 2005

Gallery: 7 images

Ride: EF SERIES II FAIRMONT

Location: ADELAIDE, KLEMZIG
SA, Australia

Hey all.
I have a ef II 96 auto Fairmont with some major gearbox problems.

Ill give you all a run down on what the car is doing.

-Getting stuck in 3rd gear
-sometimes when i start it, the car goes straight into limp mode where the thermos are on full blast and it runs like its on 3 cyclinders.
-has really bad power output to the wheels
-when the car is in 1,2,3, or drive and stopped at the lights the idle does stupid things.
-dosen't start in Park
ETC, ETC


So i am Definetely going to do something about it ASAP. i just want some opinions.


Which of the following options should i do:

A) Get my auto box re-built
B) Get my auto bo Re-conditioned where they just find out whats wrong and fix it.
C) Purchase a NEW auto box and be done with it.

Bear in mind the car has done 280,000 Kilometers and it does do a fairt bit of towing. Like towing my Jetski and my Speedboat. Sometimes towing them around 120KM in distance.

Your help is much appreciated.

cheers
TURBOFAIRMONT

 

_________________

FORD 1996 EF FAIRMONT ARGON SILVER
18 INCH GT-P WHEELS
POWERCHIP,AWESOME STEREO,MONSTER FLOW POD FILTER
KYB LOWERED SHOCKs & KINGSPRING SUPERLOWS
XTRACTORS 2.5 INCH PIPES HI-FLOW CAT SML STRAIGHT THRU MUFF TWIN TIPS
DBA STREET SERIES SLOTTED ROTORS
*IT'S MY PRIDE & JOY*

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF GEARBOX STUFFED WAT TO DO NEXT **PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE**
Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:24 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 49

Posts: 1634

Joined: 8th Jul 2007

Gallery: 21 images

Ride: EL F100 CAPRI XR EF

Power: 234 rwkw

Location: brighton
SA, Australia

first, i would be checking the adjustment of the t-bar shifter underneath the car, and getting it to start in park etc
next, swap the white inhibitor,gear switch on the side of the trans, they can play up and do funny things sometimes.
grab a nice clean one from the wreckers, could be a cheap fix??
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: EF GEARBOX STUFFED WAT TO DO NEXT **PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE**
Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:14 am 
QLD Cruise Moderator
Offline

Age: 52

Posts: 407

Joined: 20th Jul 2009

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: EF Ford Falcon Wagon

Location: Atkinsons Dam an hour out of Brisbane
QLD, Australia

As the last post suggest replace the white inhibitor switch on the side of the gearbox you would be surprized how many people throw away a really good gearbox thinking its dead when its only the Inhibitor Switch.

Cheers Alan
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 3 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 28 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:24 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names