I'd say any automatic is a pain in the ass. While it's working normally, it isn't any more annoying than any other automatic I've driven.
I'm reading through the thread on ExplorerForum.com, which I believed is linked to from this site. I'm wondering how much of it I need to do given the 1987 version is older and not computer controlled (from what I've read about it). I'm also wondering how difficult, and worthwhile, it would be to backdate it to a C3 w/o an overdrive. Probably not worth that, but I've had a few... several... to drink tonight.
I don't really need to upgrade the thing... It has been rebuilt before, but I don't know what was done. I'm assuming it was a "soft" rebuild, or it was done improperly, or something else broke afterwards. Summit doesn't sell much for these transmissions, but I found more on Ebay.
I'm really wanting to get EVERYTHING I need before I pull it out of the car and start working on it. I hate not having everything I need when I start a project. But if I don't find everything, my fatass could afford a bike ride to work for a couple days.
I had one literally set on fire, another turned into a case filled with shrapnel, etc.
Don't have some joe-schmo do an A4LD. Apparently they're also a massive pain in the ass to rebuild and get right. Much more so than most transmissions. I used to have an exploded diagram of the A4LD somewhere.
Rebuild kit can be ordered at advance auto parts for a little over $100...think the part number was KS-63
I know when I was working there the computer always said my 2.3 had an AOD so make sure to get the right one lol.
Oh, I'm picky about what the computer tells me I need. Thanks for the heads up though. The mobile mechanic I know of is apparently pretty good. He seems to impress my dad. My dad used to be a mechanic and hates just about every shop we've had to use for random things around here.
I am a sucker for diagrams. If you can find that, I'd be truly grateful.
And quickstang, the IRS I'm selling is located just outside of orlando...something you'd be interested in?
You're a damn good salesman. I would be interested in it for the convertible if this rebuild wasn't going to drain my funds. If you still have it after this car is solid, I may send you a message.