As you may note from my username, I have several Mustangs - with my pride and joy being a 1969 Dragpack.
Anyway, todays question is based around a problem I am currently experiencing with a 1994 5.0 GT Convertible Auto I have. It has 56k miles on it. I have a 90 GT Auto to compare the AODE's behavior to the AOD, and it isn't right.
Let me explain what is happening:
1/ In lock-up (3rd or 4th), if you apply a little throttle (not enough to get it to kick-down) it makes a horrid vibrating (like you are driving over rumble strips). It will also engage and disengage the lock-up with a jolt too.
2/ It seems to be slipping (not engaging strongly) in normal accelaration (1 & 2 mainly)
3/ Sometimes it will not lockup (at 70mph) unless I flick it in N then back to D - this makes it hunt through the gears and then finish with picking the right one.
4/ After a little "round town" driving the car smells of hot fluid.
5/ The fluid is only a little brown (not dark) but does smell a little potent.
With all this said, I just got 27mpg on a run which means that things can't be too far off!
There is also a noise from the engine, which may just be a blowing manifold, but I can not find it. It only does it while accelerating which suggests that it COULD be coming from the tranny too. It is a ticking type blowing noise in time with each engine rotation at a guess.
I have ordered the parts to do a filter and fluid change in a hope it is something simple, but I am fearful that the TC or a band is going. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
Mick . . .