91 2.3l N/a T-5 Parts?

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  1. Jbar

    Jbar New Member

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    So I recently pulled the 20 lb behemoth off the stang and replaced the clutch, flywheel, PP, pilot bearing, and Clutch release bearing. So when I pulled the trans. I noticed some bad gouges on the underside of the t-5 input shaft, appearing to be from the jacked up clutch release bearing (which fell apart and I pulled it off), I tried getting the input shaft smooth as possible (1/8 in gouges) but no luck. Now about a week later the CRB is squeaking again, FUUUUUUU....... So my question that presides is where could I find 91 2.3l t5 parts, mainly the input shaft. A 5.0l t5 shaft will not work, it is actually .43 inches shorter and is bigger in diameter. Am I going to resort to the junkyard? Also a little insider the ATF in it was silver the first time I drained it (previous owner never did maintenance). I have approx. 290k. I really appreciate the help. Thanks.
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    Jbar New Member

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    Also, kinda looking for a clutch fork too.
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  3. jrichker

    jrichker StangNet's favorite TOOL SN Certified Technician Founding Member

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    A Tremec 3550/TKO/TKO 500/TKO 600 is a completely different transmission from a T5. Strong and almost bulletproof unless you run them without proper lubricant or full throttle shift without the clutch.

    A Tremec T5 is still the same T5 that is prone to self destruction when used in a street/strip or racing environment

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    T5, all versions used in 5.0 Mustangs

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    Tremec 3550/TKO /TKO500/TKO600 AFTERMARKET replacement for T5 - handles racing environments with ease

    See http://www.ttcautomotive.com/English/products/tremec.asp for more information - check out the "Light Duty" group, since TTC makes monster transmissions for big trucks as well as passenger cars.


    T5 identifier information.

    On the tail shaft of the transmission, there will be a stamped aluminum tag. The tag will have a number on it that you can cross reference to the chart below. There is no other way to find out what type of T5 it is without disassembling it. All the rest of the numbers on the outside of the T5 case are part numbers which are not unique to any particular T5 model.

    Remember that 94 - 97 T5's have a longer input shaft (about 11/16” longer) and can only be used with a 94-95 bell housing unless you modify or replace the input shaft.

    T5's used with a 4 cylinder have a 3.93 first gear, reduced torque ratings and an input shaft pilot diameter that is smaller that the T5 used for V6 & V8 engines. The pilot diameter is .59" compared to the .668" used on V6 & V8 T5's. It requires a different pilot bearing to be used with a V6 or V8. The pilot bearing you need is for a Ford Ranger diesel from AutoZone part #14672


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    I don't know how you feel about the DYI thing when it comes to gears, some people don't like the idea of working on transmissions. If the DYI transmission fix idea isn't something that you would rather leave to someone else, here are some resources:

    See http://www.ttcautomotive.com/English/onlineorder/product.asp to download a FREE service manual for T5 or Tremec 3550/TKO
    You will need the Adobe Acrobat viewer which is also a free download – http://get.adobe.com/reader/

    See http://www.hanlonmotorsports.com/ or http://www.ddperformance.com for parts

    A T5 rebuild kit with syncros, bearings and other small parts costs about $160. It does not include any gears or shafts.

    http://www.hanlonmotorsports.com/ also has a video on how to rebuild your T5 or Tremec. It costs about $20, and is worth every penny of it.

    I did a Tremec 3550 rebuild, and it wasn't that difficult. The video was an immense help, and I would recommend viewing it. At $20, it will give you an opportunity to look and decide for yourself if you think that it is something you want to try to do.


    T5 Shim kits – best product I have seen in a while… http://www.5speeds.com/t5/shims.html
    “The Peel ‘n Place T5 World Class shim kit makes shimming T5 counter gear and main drive gears very easy.”
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  4. Mustang5L5

    Mustang5L5 Car used in adult film "Highway Gangbang-InDaButt" SN Certified Technician Founding Member

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    eBay actually has a decent selection of t-5 parts of good quality.
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  5. rd

    rd Founding Member

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    Just went through this with the chevy S10 T5 in my cruiser car. I did a stick conversion and the trans needed a new countershaft. I had it apart so I could read the part number.

    A local trans and driveline shop had one in stock. $160 or so and I bought a rebuild kit to reassemble with.

    Ebay also has a good selection.
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  6. cadams155

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    Are there other manual trannys that will bolt up to the 2.3?
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