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have an 89 LX with 105k miles and an AOD tranny. took out for gas when i put car in park, it made wierd noise and car shut off. would not restart in park, only in neutral. can not put shifter in park, reverse, or 1 with out car shutting off. Thought maybe filter was clogged, but it was clean as was the pan. fluid was like a dark grey color. Wanted to know if i needed a new tranny or if it was an easy fix? also will any other transmissions fit such as out of a lincoln or grand marquis?
 

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you might just have a driveability problem not a trans problem.
 

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I have a AOD out of a 90 Cougar. That is what is marked on the top of the tranny and what the place I got it from told me it was. It bolted right up to the flywheel and all I had to do was some miner linkage work to get it to function with my stock shifter.
 

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whitestang89 said:
have an 89 LX with 105k miles and an AOD tranny. took out for gas when i put car in park, it made wierd noise and car shut off. would not restart in park, only in neutral. can not put shifter in park, reverse, or 1 with out car shutting off. Thought maybe filter was clogged, but it was clean as was the pan. fluid was like a dark grey color. Wanted to know if i needed a new tranny or if it was an easy fix? also will any other transmissions fit such as out of a lincoln or grand marquis?
Sounds like the problem may be with your neutral safety switch.
It's screwed into the driver side of the trans about over where the shift shaft
goes into the case. The switch sits vertically, and has a plug to it with several wires.

Was your car "shutting off" like you turned off the key, or was the engine
killing from the trans being locked up?

If the switch is bad (or loose and out of adjustment), it would kill your ignition.
If the engine is being snubbed, that's a whole nother matter and the trans would
definitely be a rebuild or junk candidate, probly with major internal hard part problems.

Dark grey is not a good color for trans fluid.

Just FYI, here's some info on AOD's

http://www.lincolnsonline.com/article111.html

As far as interchange goes, all AOD's generally interchange, although
you do not want a pre-88 trans, and some Lincoln and light truck and
Crown Vic trans are 1" longer. You also don't want a V6 AOD, and the
91-93 Stang AOD's are good ones to get.

Here's another article with more in depth

(there's an update about to be posted to it)
http://www.lincolnsonline.com/article80.html

and some other tips about AOD's & working with them

http://www.lincolnsonline.com/article48.html
http://www.lincolnsonline.com/article91.html
 

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thanks for all the help

"Was your car "shutting off" like you turned off the key, or was the engine
killing from the trans being locked up?"

Engine was definitely shutting off because of trans
 
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