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89 ford mustang: automatic..reverse..hesitation. is it the trans

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have a 89 ford mustang 5.0 automatic. while i was driving was put in reverse. now makes clanking sound and has a hesitation. is it the trans. or the rear end, or both?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jaxer Smith replied 7 years ago.

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Should just be the transmission damaged internally. The rear ends are quite strong on these vehicles. The tires would skid and absorb most of the rear end difference.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
another question should i have a shop fix, or buy online, junk yard,
Expert:  Jaxer Smith replied 7 years ago.

Junk Yard isn't much better than what you had so it is only as good as the warranty you get with it. I have not come across a Transmission shop that I would trust~ if you know one it would be the cheapest to have it repaired but they only replace the broken part so the rest of it is still old and worn.


I install Jasper Transmission in my shop as they are re-manufactured (everything is re-machined and comes with a 3yr/ 100,000 mile parts and labor warranty but they are not cheap.


So i would base your decission on do you plan to keep the car or get rid of it anytime soon

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