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F-4EAT Transmission Interchange

Discussion in 'Drivetrains' started by mike hummel, May 17, 2015.

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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    I wish there was a way to tell. However, even if the $80 t.c doesnt have the new type of bearing it should still last a decade or two. $190 seems about right for a rebuilt t.c. by the way.
    Myself, I would probably keep both of them, knowing that in my future I hope is another Escort project.
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    BTW, if anyone wants the old units, I have a 1.9 that needs a seat job and soon to have a rebuildable transmission. I only have one Escort so once this one is past overhaul I'd just as soon see the parts go to a useful place.
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    Declared the car DNR today. Transmission #2 lasted 10k before failing the same way. Burned out 1-R clutches seemingly. All other gears work and 1st engagement is pretty high speed slippy. Body is good, rear quick struts were full replace about 5k ago. Engine runs great. Tires good. Make offers.
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    ... and where is the car located?
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    Strasburg pa. It will grudgingly drive forward in first and fine at speed if someone felt nervy enough. No reverse.
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    All 1991-1996 1.9L transmissions are compatible? I thought after a certain year the computer changed. That and I suspect a 1996 or newer might have OBDII stuff.
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    I think the transmissions are compatible, but there was s minor difference beginning in 93 or 94. The location of the transmission control module changed. It had been under the dash, more or less above the driver's left toe. After the change, the trans control function was done circuity on the PCM.
    As far as the 1996's having OBD-II stuff - I just dont know. Beginning in 1997 they for sure met the basic OBD=II requirements, as mandated by the Dept of Transportation. Thats not to say the implementation of the OBD-II features was exactly the same from 97 onward, or done the same in GM and Chrysler products. There is a basic set of OBD-II requirements, but there were other emissions stuff that were done a little differently by different manufacturers. Each car maker would include cute features, hoping to gain a bigger market share; and hoping the DOT would include their feature in the "mandated requirements".
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    Does that make the transmission wiring harness different, or something?
    Some interchanges say that everything is compatible, while other will say that my 1995 is only compatible with a 1995 or 1996.
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    I dont know for sure; but I believe the trans itself is the same; 91 through 95 or maybe also 96.
    The wiring harness would have changed a little - to have the wires that used to connect to the solenoids going through the firewall behind the battery, now going through the firewall more or less in the middle - where the large/thick wiring harness goes through.

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