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 Post subject: Re: Auto drives in Park & Neutral, no Reverse
Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:35 pm 
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I'm on my third auto in nearly 10 years. The original lost reverse like yours, about 200,000km, $2200 to replace.

I blew another one just before Christmas at only 140,000km, driven smoothly all it's 7 year life with TWO coolers. Lost 4th out on the highway, then 2nd the next day. It had cracked some sort of large metal circular plate in the oil pump area. Nothing else to do but rebuild it. Cost $1900 this time. :?

I think once these things go, it's rebuild time. I have noticed that they gradually shift harder as they wear out.

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 Post subject: Re: Auto drives in Park & Neutral, no Reverse
Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:23 pm 
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might as well post my auto questions in here lol

am i right in saying an auto from any 6 cylinder AU will bolt straight into my EF, if i swap the bellhousings over? Will it be perfect fit regarding crossmember, inhibitor switch compatibilty etc.
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 Post subject: Re: Auto drives in Park & Neutral, no Reverse
Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:58 pm 
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Yes, An AU box will fit - use your EF crossmember...
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 Post subject: Re: Auto drives in Park & Neutral, no Reverse
Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:55 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:

i tell ya what, its complete s**t when ive ended up with. In the last 5 months that ive spent on mods, then add up what THIS is gonna cost me..... i couldve sold this car and bought a f**k AU Fairlane/Fairmont Ghia, or a BA/BF



And theres no guarantee you wouldnt get similar or worse problems with an AU or BA.
Better the devil you know than the devil you don't...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto drives in Park & Neutral, no Reverse
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:34 pm 
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i know it gets really complicated but it is possible to do the rebuild yourself
i have done one before with some help from a friend
i was looking at doing mein when i do my enigne rebuild have a look at this
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 0350957234
that comes with all the seals gaskets clutches/bands most of the common parts
that should have all the parts to fix your problem but im not sure

if you get a good auto rebuild manual and know a friend that can help its worth a go
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 Post subject: Re: Auto drives in Park & Neutral, no Reverse
Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:40 pm 
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i just thought id raise the point since i dont know much about compatibility but will an au box work on a ef ecu?? would you need to stay away from the adaptive shift or doesnt it make a diff
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 Post subject: Re: Auto drives in Park & Neutral, no Reverse
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:30 pm 
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djcustomcomputing wrote:
i just thought id raise the point since i dont know much about compatibility but will an au box work on a ef ecu?? would you need to stay away from the adaptive shift or doesnt it make a diff


The transmissions are the same..
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 Post subject: Re: Auto drives in Park & Neutral, no Reverse
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:24 am 
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fiend wrote:
From the interactions I've had with auto repairers I'd say throw it back at Sommers Bloody NL and get that $700 she offered you on another thread. Give her the torque convertor and the box and take her $7 hundy. You could then get another box with a real guarantee.

If you can get a similar tranny for a few hundred and start from scratch then do it that way man. Sommers box can go back to where it came from. Wasn't it driven quite hard for a while anyway?

Listen mate, I've been speaking to Dan, how about now you keep your big mouth out of it okie?


 

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Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:07 am 
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