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Old 12-02-2015, 09:53 PM   #11
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I like to consult people with experience before I go out and do something with my car. So I thought what a better place to do that than here.
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Good idea, wish I could give more advice than duratec type for sure to bolt in.

There were some later ones with different final gears IIRC, not sure on other changes myself. I'd GUESS '03-'04 for the 2.3 were all the same, after that not so sure.

Ease up AMC, I didn't check back to the original thread yet on trans troubles you must have seen/posted in - let it lie now, OK?

Engine & Trans Swap might have more info., not a lot in here on direct replacements of automatics.
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Thank you.

Next time I'll let you wander in a daze to get wrong trans. It would serve you right.

At this point you have no skills so 'what are they?' is an unanswerable question as far as you are concerned. You should ask ones that do you some good.
haha, whats your deal?
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The rule still holds here, for the best correct choice you pick the exact year, model and engine to be correct with trans, they make small to more than small changes all the time.

I DID ease up. I deleted what I would have posted.
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Lol - Tx for the detail on trans type, still not easy to pick beyond a direct match.
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Nope, not when it comes to ATX, people want to cast as wide a net as they can and I understand that but not wise at all on ATX in this day and time. Too much time and effort goes into changing a trans and even the lack of matching software updates for minor running changes can kill you. Later PCM software used with earlier trans could possibly even break it in a worst case scenario. That happened on Contours (CD4E) when they modded solenoids to be different running voltages out of the blue. That trans got modded like every 6 months because they tore them up on a regular basis because of crap design issues. Mine in '98 had like 3 different mods done on it that year alone. What kills me is that the mods would have had to be much more expensive than the actual cure to the problem there but Ford seemed to have jumped right over that issue. In fact they did it for years. Go figure. More of the planned car obsolescence is the best thing that fits there and ya'll have certainly heard more than enough from me about that.
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