Skip to comments.End of the manual transmission?
Posted on 05/02/2012 1:50:24 PM PDT by Sopater
click here to read article
The AT on my current Ford Crown Vic went out at 38,000 miles. I had it rebuilt and it has given no more trouble. It now has over 150,000 miles on it.
My 65 Olds Delta 88 came with a 425, positraction and a Hydromatic. It was my Father’s car then my older Brothers, then finally mine.
I sold it at just over 250,000 miles and the AT never gave any problem at all. I remember it had the water pump replaced and the AC compressor had a new seal installed, maybe a couple of other minor things but nothing major was ever replaced or repaired on it. I do remember the positraction always made a noise but never tore up.
Before that I had a 61 Olds with a 392 Rocket V8. It ran forever too. I sold it after it was about worn out but like the 65, nothing major ever went out and the AT never gave any problems. I can’t remember the miles but it had a lot.
I’ve never had one(built 1990s or later) NOT last 175k and I never do maintenance on them. These are full sized 2wd 3/4 ton trucks though. They might be better than most.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.