Go Back   Ford Mustang Forums > Mustang > 2.3 and SVO Mustang > 2.3L Tech

Welcome to our Mustang forums where Mustangers come together to hang out, discuss and enjoy their favorite Mustang hobby with fellow Mustang enthusiasts. We invite everyone to read, post, and enjoy our Mustang forum as well as the many other sections of our site.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest. By joining our community you gain access to post topics, communicate with members, upload your photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and free so why wait, join our Mustang community today! If you have any problems with registration or your account login, please contact support.

Introductions| Mustang Lounge | 2.3L Talk | 2.3L Tech | Mustang Tech | Tech | Racing | Regional

Reply   Post New Thread
Unread 10-30-2012   #1 (permalink)
atp44 is offline Rookie


Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 44 Threads: 16
 atp44's Country Flag
Lake County   Florida
atp44 is on a distinguished road
Default transmission question

anyone know what could be causing my transmission to not shift when cold? when i first start up i sit there for a few minutes to let it warm up slightly. it still doesnt want to shift out of 2nd when i start going. it doesnt slip, it just winds up and when i let off and get back in the throttle it will finally shift. i did check the fluid today, it was on the add mark. i will test again tomorrow.
1989 ford mustang
2.3 turbo
a4ld trans
__________________
1989 2.3 Turbo Mustang, 88 T.C. ecm, large VAM, T.C. intercooler, stock A4LD, Daily Driver
atp44 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Unread 10-31-2012   #2 (permalink)
turboeeyore is offline PONY Member

2.3L Member
5.0L Member


Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 651 Threads: 40
 turboeeyore's Country Flag  View turboeeyore's 4 photos
Brantford   Ontario
turboeeyore is on a distinguished road
Default

sounds like a sticky valve, do a fluid and filter change. and if you take it to a jiffy lube, make sure the change the filter in the price, most places suck the fluid out the fill tube and charge ya $75.
__________________
1987 ford mustang 2.3l turbo
mods: 1988 t-bird turbocoupe engine w/ IHI turbo
88 t/c ecm with large vane air meter
volvo front mount intercooler with explorer radiator
AOD to t-5 swap, 8.8 posi swap with 3:55 gears
ford racing non adjustable quadrant with firewall adjuster
GT front and rear sway bar
walbro 190 lph fuel pump
turboeeyore is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Unread 10-31-2012   #3 (permalink)
erob914 is offline Apprentice

2.3L Member


Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 124 Threads: 6
 erob914's Country Flag
Loganville   Georgia
erob914 is on a distinguished road
Default

You may have a hardened servo piston. When it is cold the rubber is too hard to flex and seal to the bore. When the rubber warms up it gets a little more flexible and can seal better. I did a post awhile back on the subject explaining how to check and replace it. I would assume a search would find it.
__________________
If its not broke, your not trying hard enough.
erob914 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply   Post New Thread



Thread Tools



Mustang Photos
Mustang Links    Top Sites    RSS    Link To Us    Add to Favorites    Archive    Terms of Use    Site Rules    Privacy    Contact    Sponsors    Advertise   
AllFordMustangs is not affiliated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company. ©Copyright 2002-2011 All Auto Enthusiasts Network

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172