Last post on Mar 18, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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Ford Mustang, Transmission, Coupe, Convertible
#1 of 10 AOD transmission oil change
Dec 02, 2009 (3:10 pm)
How often do I have to change the oil in an automatic overdrive (AOD) transmission?
#2 of 10 Re: AOD transmission oil change [cferrell]
Dec 03, 2009 (11:08 am)
If non synthetic transmission oil, look and sniff the transmission dip stick at around 30,000 intervals.* If the oil is Mercon V, semi synthetic, you can run it longer. When the car shudders on a slight acceleration up a slight grade, change it.
Remember to also change the oil in the torque converter and filter in the transmission.
*Discern the quality of the oil by detecting whether or not it is "burned" = Sniff test.
The color should be close to when it was new. When it smells and looks bad, change it.
#3 of 10 Re: AOD transmission oil change [euphonium]
Dec 03, 2009 (1:10 pm)
Thanks for answering my question euphonium.
#4 of 10 Re: AOD transmission oil change [cferrell]
Dec 03, 2009 (6:45 pm)
what year mustang do you have?
i still have the original fluid in my '91, although low mileage.
#5 of 10 You may want to consider installing a
Dec 04, 2009 (12:59 pm)
transmission cooler. It is an item that I believe has enabled our AOD to go 146,000 without an overhaul.
#6 of 10 Re: AOD transmission oil change [explorerx4]
Dec 05, 2009 (4:42 pm)
The car belongs to a friend of mine but I believe it's an '85. I don't know if he's changed the oil previous to this. It's still running good though. It is amazing to me that after so many miles - it should be over 100K - this Mustang has required minor repairs. It'll be nice to compare this tranny to the one with the electronic controls introduced in '91.
#7 of 10 Re: AOD transmission oil change [cferrell]
Dec 10, 2009 (5:40 pm)
if the fluid is still pink, it is probably ok.
of course i never said i liked how it shifts.
#8 of 10 tranny oil
Oct 23, 2010 (10:27 am)
I just purchased a 2005 V6 Mustang coupe. 44k miles and in AAAAA1 condition. I spent $2000 changing this and that under the hood, plus new tires. Lots of things replaced that probably did NOT need to. However, I am 72 and try very hard to avoid highway breakdowns. There is NO dip-stick and I need to know when I should drain & refill new tranny oil. I gave some online service a $5 donation to answer that and never got a reply. Also, I find every aftermarket company that sells interior chrome trim to be total thieves as to what they charge. $70, $80 $90 for shinny covers to put on the radio buttons????? Nuts!!! If you know when I should change the tranny oil, I would greatly appreciate a reply on line. Thank you.
#9 of 10 ford aod trans problems need help ! Please !!
Feb 18, 2012 (12:42 am)
I have a 86 f150 4x4 with an aod trans I purchased a used trans and it wont shift into R or N only drive even in R ort N seems to be stuck in drive even thogh ithe shifter moves. any one out there that can help me?
#10 of 10 Re: AOD transmission oil change [cferrell]
Mar 18, 2012 (9:34 am)
iwold say every 30,000 miles,or when u check it if it dirty then i would change it.