How do I identify a Ford AOD transmission?

How do I know what Ford transmission I have?

You can find your vehicle’s transmission on your window sticker. It will be listed under Vehicle Description on top of the window sticker.

Are all AOD transmissions the same?

All our AOD transmissions share the same gear ratios: 2.40:1 on the first gear, 1.47:1 on the second, 1:1 on third and 0.67:1 on fourth.

What Ford cars had the AOD transmission?

The Ford AOD transmission was evident in cars like the Mustangs, Fairmont, and LTDs around 1980 and 1993, and it was quite unique even though not in a really good way. For starters, it uprooted the Second gear in the shift pattern which left the latter dwindling in the gory land without remarkable performance.

Does VIN number tell your transmission?

Does VIN Number Tell Me About My Transmission? Yes, the Vehicle identification number reveals information about the transmission of the vehicle. The Vehicle identification number is a 17-digit number where each of them has a unique meaning that is associated with the vehicle.

How do you tell AODE from AOD?

Look for the electronic cable and electrical plug. AODE and 4R70W transmissions have a plug on the driver’s-side rear of the transmission housing. This is where the electronic control cable plugs into the unit and is what differentiates the older AOD transmission from AODE and 4R70W units.

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How can you tell the difference between a 4R70W and AODE?

The AODE and 4R70W have a larger input shaft that connects a locking torque converter to the overdrive unit. The AODE/4R70W is different because there is one input shaft instead of both a primary and intermediate shaft.

How much horsepower can a AOD transmission handle?

This tended to knock the wind out of the engine’s sails, zing the direct clutch discs or, in extreme cases, even break the inner input shaft. Because of this odd power flow, Lentech’s Len Bertrand tells us a stock AOD can handle 450 hp, at best, and will always be hard on 3/OD clutch packs.

What vehicles came with an AOD transmission?


  • 1992–1994 Lincoln Town Car.
  • 1992 and up Ford F-Series trucks and E-Series vans.
  • 1993–1994 Ford Crown Victoria.
  • 1993–1994 Mercury Grand Marquis.
  • 1994–1995 Ford Mustang.

What year AOD is best?

89-’93 are the best years for the AOD, they already have the better internals for anything with horsepower.

What year did Ford start using the AOD transmission?

The AOD was introduced for the 1980 model year and used in the 1980 to 1986 F-150, 1982 to 1993 Ford Bronco, and many Ford passenger cars. It was Ford’s first 4 speed overdrive transmission and was used to replace many of their 3 speed transmissions (C4, C5, etc).