What Ford Trans Went Where

Ford-O-matic/Cruise-O-Matic/Merc-O-Matic Introduced in 1950 as a Ford-O-Matic became Cruise-O-Matic in 58. The original Cruise-O-Matics used a torque converter and planetary gearsets, giving three forward speeds plus reverse. In some applications, Ford offered a dual-range option allowing the driver to start in either first gear or second gear.

MX/FX The original versions, known internally as MX (larger) and FX (smaller).

FMX An improved version called FMX, which used stronger MX-type rotating parts in the smaller FX case; introduced in 1968 and built until 1982. The FMX used a Ravineaux planetary gearset.

C3 The light duty C3, introduced in the 1970s and built in France at the Bourdeaux Transmission Plant. The C3 was a light duty version of the C4 design. Rectangular pan w/13-15 bolts.Can also have a slight bulge on front passenger side. Strictly light duty applications. Shift pattern = P-R-N-D-2-1

73-77 Mercury Capri  79-87 Ford Capri  74-80 Bobcat 
71-80 Pinto 76-78 Maverick 81-82 Granada
78-83 Fairmont/Zephyr 75-81 2000E 84 Bronco II
83 LTD 79-86 Mustang 4 cyl 83-84 Ranger
74-86 Lincoln 82-87 Ford Sierra 82-87 Merker Scorpio

C4 - 17.18” long overall. C4 bell housing is removeable, C6 is not. Rectangular, almost square pan ( 10” X 9”) with slight buldge on front pass. corner. Pan has 11 bolts. Consumes 60 HP less than a C6.

64-81 Mustang  65-79 Ranchero  70-78 Maverick 
68-81 T-bird  64-81 Lincoln  77-80 Lincoln Versaille 
74-80 Pinto/Bobcat  75-78 Bronco  64-77 Comet 
67-81 Cougar  64-70 Fairlaine  68-76 Torino/Montego 
77-79 LTD II except big blocks  65-70 Falcons  74 2000E 
65-83 F-series  78-83 Fairmont/Zephyr  75-82 Granada/Monarch 
75-80 LTD  64-71 E series (vans)   

C5 - Case length same as C4 but pan has a hump in it whereas the C4 has a flat pan. A C4 with a lock-up clutch in the torque converter to improve highway fuel economy.

73-83 F100  83-86 Rangers  73-81 F250 
82-83 Fairmont/Zephyr  83-86 LTD/Marquis  77-78 LTD II 
76 Maverick  82-86 Mustang  72-77 E series 
82-86 T-bird  86 Aerostar  82-86 Capri 
82-86 Cougar     

C6 - 20” long overall including integral bellhousing. 66 - 75 have rectangular pan with 17 bolts and long measurement on front and rear edges. Shorter on sides. Can have recess on rear pass.corner or slight buldge on pass side near rear edge and 15 bolts. 66-75 pan = 1 - 1.5” deep. 75 on pan = 1.75 - 2.0” deep and 4X4 pan 3” deep in center. Small blocks and big blocks have different bellhousings. 3 different castings total. P-R-N-D-1-2 pattern.

Used behind all big blocks 1966-78 including Fairlaine Torino, Mustangs, T-birds.

65-90 F-150,250,350  75-up E series  78-91 Bronco 
73-83 F100 4X4 and 2X4  71 Falcon big block  76-91 F150 4X4 
77-79 LTD II  72 Mustang 4bbl  85-94 Ranger 

A4LD - Basically a C3 with OD. Electronically shifted. Strictly light duty (I.e. A 4 Light Duty). Through 1994 used a combination of hydraulic and electronic shifting. 95 up - electronic shift. Uses vacuum modulator instead of TV linkage. Not for performance usage. Shift pattern = P-R-N-OD-D-2-1

84-94 Ranger, TurboCoupe  91-94 Explorer  86-95 Aerostar 
85-91 Bronco II  85-91 F150 4X4  85-up Granada 
87-93 Mustang 2300  91-94 Mazda Navaho  94-02 Mazba B-series 
85-89 Merker Scorpio     

AOD - Intregal bellhousing and transmission. Not electronically controlled. 20.5” overall length. Good, medium duty 4 speed OD tranny. Rectangular pan like C4 but both rear corners angled slightly. 14 bolts on pan. When mated with 2.73-1 diff., speedo gear tends to be 8 tooth, otherwise 7 tooth. Came with wide and std gear ratios. V6 version lighter duty than V8 version. Has 1 electrical connector to neutral safety switch. Uses TV (throttle valve) linkage and cable on left side to carb/throttle body. Proper TV adjustment is CRITICAL. Pre-88 models lack rear-lube enhancement. 92-93 E and F series trucks have the stronger version of AOD available. Most Lincolns and some trucks use a 1 inch longer output shaft than the Mustangs and other vehicles. Overall length 30 1/4 inches. Shift pattern = P-R-N-OD-D-1.

81-92 Mustang 81-92 T-Bird 81-92 Lincoln Towncar and Mark
81-92 Crown Vick, Grand Marquis 82-93 Bronco 81-83 F100
87-93 F150 85-90 F250 4X4 81-93 F250 2X4
83 LTD 79-86 Mustang 4 cyl 83-84 Ranger
80-86 LTD 83-90 E series  

AODE - mainly intended for the new Modular V8 at first, but it was also adapted to the old AOD bell-housing for vehicles still powered by OHV engines. An electronic/computer controlled AOD but with other improvements as well. - - Came with wide and std gear ratios. Through 1995, same ratios as AOD, except 94-95 T-bird 94-95 F and E series trucks, - 95 full sized cars and 93-95 Linc.Mark VIII. 1996 and later are all wide ratio. 1992 only cars have AOD shift pattern (as above) with no OD cancel switch, otherwise shift pattern = P-R-N-OD-2-1 V6 equipped AODEs have one less clutch plate than V8 models.Can be modified to add the extra clutch plate. Some trucks and possibly Lincolns have a 1 inch longer output shaft than Mustangs and other vehicles. Some have larger output bushing. Casting mark = F3LP or F3UP. - The smaller std bushing version has casting marks F2TP or E0AP - Has more than one wire connecting to it versus AOD with only one. Has OD button on end of gear selector. Various different bellhousing patterns used.

93-96 F-150 93-96 Mustang 91-94 Lincoln
93-94 Crown Vicky/Grand Marquis    

4R70W - A revised version of the AODE. T4R70W stands for gears, Rearwheeldrive, 70x10=700 Nm load capacity and Wide gear ratio. It has lower 1st and 2nd gear ratios for better take-off acceleration and improved gearset strength. On vehicles powered by a 5.4 L V8, a stronger gearset is used than in normal duty 4R70Ws. This tranny is computer controlled. Pan length just under 15”. New and improved AODE. Wide ratio AODE w different output shaft. Avoid the version used on V6s. A 20,000+ GVW cooler is highly recommended with or without a shift kit. Breakdown of the friction modifier in the fluid often results in convertor shudder (feels like driving over rumble strips) where convertor tries to lock up, but slips.

93-01 F-150, Mustang, T-bird, Explorer V8, Lincoln Continental, Mountaineer V8, Grand Marquis and Town Car.
95-up Crown Vicky.
94-up F250. 1994-up E series

E40D - Modified C6 to include a fourth forward speed and electronic shift controls, replacing the hydraulic control mechanism of the C6. Medium to heavy duty. Pan is wider than it is long 20.5” X 13.5” w/ a notch out of right front corner and has 20 bolts. Electronic OD on a 351W would be likely be this tranny. F150 door tag w/ trans code of E = E40D. 89-93 truck with P-R-N-OD-2-1 pattern = E40D. Non-removable bellhousing. Electronically controlled. 94-up trucks w/ overdrive cancel switch and P-R-N-OD-2-1 can be E40D Pan length approx. 20”. Overall tranny length 37 1/2”. 95 up units are better. Older units can be updated to same level. Gets 4 or 5 thumbs up.

89-97 F-series 97-98 Expedition 94-96 Bronco
89-98 E series van    

4R100 (Formerly the E40D/DE) - HD tranny. Used on the Ford Lightning p.u.

98-02 F-150,250,350,450 98-02 Expedition / Excursion  

4R44E - Updated version of A4LD Electronically controlled introducing duty-controlled TCC lockup.

95-01 Ranger 4 cyl 95-96 Explorer 96-97 Aerostar
95-98 Merker Scorpio    

4R55E - Stronger version of the 4R44E electronically controlled used in 4.0 litre six cylinders.

95-01 Ranger/Explorer 6 cyl 96-97 Aerostar 95-00 Mazda B-series

4R70W - For the Ford Panther Platform, the 4R70W was used from 95-05 Marauder

4R75W/4R75E - 2004 Marauder. For 2006-present, the Panthers use the 4R75E transmission.

5R55E - Mechanically identical to the 4-speed 4R55E, was a five-speed transmission used only on SOHC 4.0L engine.

95-01 Ranger 95-01 Explorer / Sportrac