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End of the manual transmission?
Fox News ^ | May 02, 2012 | Thomas Bey

Posted on 05/02/2012 1:50:24 PM PDT by Sopater

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To: central_va

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.


151 posted on 05/03/2012 7:07:54 PM PDT by yarddog
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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.


152 posted on 05/03/2012 8:19:34 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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