This guide will help you to identify your transmission and assemble the information needed to order a replacement. As you go through the guide, the information we need to process your order will be printed in RED. Please read the entire guide before ordering. Thank you.

To properly identify your transmission the following information is needed:

Year Make Model Engine Size Is Transmission OEM (2.3L, 2.8-2.9L, 3.0L)

The VIN 8th digit is the “Engine ID” and the 10th digit is the “Year” (’80=A, H=’87, J=’88, ‘N=92)


TURBO Is your engine a turbo?

1988-Up Has 3-wire lock-up connector (Left side/Front)

1987-1988 Only Must verify 2-wire or 3-wire.

1985-Up All Mustangs Must verify 2-wire or 3-wire.

**IMPORTANT NOTE** Cooler line size MUST be verified for all transmissions!
1985-87 Cooler line SHOULD be 5/16″
1988-Up Cooler line SHOULD be 3/8″

All Years Bronco II – 2 Wheel Drive Does vehicle have a dummy transfer case?

1988 Bronco II & Ranger MUST verify year; make sure it is not a 1989 model.

1989 Bronco II & Ranger Is the shift arm UP or DOWN?

4.0 Liter Engine Must get code from converter – the letters are inked on the flywheel side of the converter.

1992-Up All 2-Wheel Drive Does the tail have a sensor hole or is the hole plugged?

1990-Up Aerostar Is the vehicle a 2-wheel drive or All-wheel drive?
1992 Only Is the shift arm UP or DOWN?

1995??-Up Is there an 8-pin square black connector on the drivers side of the transmission near the shifter? If YES this is NOT an A4LD Transmission. It is a 4R44E (4-Speed, 3.0L), 4R55E (4-Speed, 4.0L), 5R44E (5-Speed, 3.0L), or 5R55E (5-Speed, 4.0L). These transmissions we MUST rebuild your unit.

To order the transmission call 800-622-4836 and ask for the Sales Department.