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    Hey guys just picked a 89 marquis for a descent price in Ontario, Canada. Its got 140,000km on it but unfortunately has no 3rd or overdrive. First thing I did was check the tv cable and everything looks intact there. I dont know anything about these cars but i like to learn. Im thinking i need to replace/rebuild the aod. (Whats better to buy, a good used aod or a rebuilt one?) For piece of mind I bought the fallowing for a little tune up... a bunch of seafoam im going to put in the gas,oil and tranny to hopefully clean some shit out. Replace the air filter, spark plugs, pvc filter thingy, give it an oil change and tranny flush and filter. I signed up here for advice and learn things from all you other owners.
    Cheers
    *edit oh ya and when I put it in gear it sounds like the ac/heat fan is blowing on but coming from the engine bay.
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    1989 MGM & 2016 Tacomasigpic

    #2
    Welcome to the forum.

    You paint looks nice and shiny! Nice find. Good luck with the repairs.
    ~David~

    My 1987 Crown Victoria Coupe: The Brown Blob
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      #3
      Welcome.

      I have no problem spending other peoples money, so I suggest having your transmission rebuilt by a reputable shop and get a warranty.
      In my opinion you have a nice looking car that is well worth the investment.

      I wouldn't waste time or money on a used transmission. too much work and risk.
      2007 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sport

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        #4
        Welcome!

        I like the color, but I'm a bit biased, lol. That's the same color as my '91 MGM "The Scab". Yours is in much better shape though.

        I would recommend having the AOD rebiult. The trans in my other '91 MGM "The Ice Car" did not have 3rd or overdirve as well when I bought the car for $500 in 2012. I swapped the trans from my '89 MGM (not a 100% direct swap, you'll want a '90-'91 CV/MGM trans, possibly even early '92 CV/MGM trans will work) making The Ice Car the 3rd car that trans has been in since my dad had it rebuilt for his '89 MGM (around 2010). 3 cars, 150k miles, and closing in on 9 years later that trans is still going strong after dad had it rebuilt so long ago.

        If you go with a used trans it can be a bit of a gamble if you don't know the history of the trans.
        Vic

        ~ 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS - new DD
        ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, backup/summer cruiser
        ~ 1997 GMC Yukon SLT - wannabe winter DD - many issues, returning sometime in the 2020s
        ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - Rotting Retired Winter DD
        ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
        Gone but not forgotten:
        ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic

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          #5
          Originally posted by VicCrownVic View Post
          Welcome!

          I like the color, but I'm a bit biased, lol. That's the same color as my '91 MGM "The Scab". Yours is in much better shape though.

          I would recommend having the AOD rebiult. The trans in my other '91 MGM "The Ice Car" did not have 3rd or overdirve as well when I bought the car for $500 in 2012. I swapped the trans from my '89 MGM (not a 100% direct swap, you'll want a '90-'91 CV/MGM trans, possibly even early '92 CV/MGM trans will work) making The Ice Car the 3rd car that trans has been in since my dad had it rebuilt for his '89 MGM (around 2010). 3 cars, 150k miles, and closing in on 9 years later that trans is still going strong after dad had it rebuilt so long ago.

          If you go with a used trans it can be a bit of a gamble if you don't know the history of the trans.
          Thanks for the welcome guys.
          Ya true its a gamble. I found one the guy said he bought from a tranny shop that had been rebuilt, then satnon his shelf for 4 years cuz he never used it. Thats a gamble too. Hes selling for $300 cad. Out of curiousity why do you suggest a 90-92 trans? Just newer?
          Also. How do I get my photos full size?
          1989 MGM & 2016 Tacomasigpic

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            #6
            Originally posted by Luke View Post
            ...Out of curiousity why do you suggest a 90-92 trans? Just newer?
            Also. How do I get my photos full size?
            Sorry, yours is an '89, You don't want a '90+. '90+ will work but then you have to open up the trans and swap the shift lever.
            '89 and older will be a direct swap for your '89 with no opening the trans required.

            The trans you found sounds like it could be a gamble that may work out.
            Vic

            ~ 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS - new DD
            ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, backup/summer cruiser
            ~ 1997 GMC Yukon SLT - wannabe winter DD - many issues, returning sometime in the 2020s
            ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - Rotting Retired Winter DD
            ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
            Gone but not forgotten:
            ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic

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              #7
              Welcome. I think I’d consider that $300 trans you found to be worth investigating.
              1990 Country Squire - weekend cruiser, next project
              1988 Crown Vic LTD Wagon - waiting in the wings

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                #8
                Sounds like direct clutch failure, or something associated with the direct clutch. Rebuild or replace is really the way to fix it.

                86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
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                91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

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                I drive a Lincoln. I can't be bothered to shift like the peasants and rabble rousers

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                  #9
                  Wow that thing is clean. Was it on Kijiji?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Mr Bean View Post
                    Wow that thing is clean. Was it on Kijiji?
                    Ya it was. He was a farmer who had no time to drive it so it sat in his barn.
                    1989 MGM & 2016 Tacomasigpic

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                      #11
                      Welcome!
                      '79 Continental Town Car
                      '90 Crown Victoria LTD
                      '94 Crown Victoria

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Mr Bean View Post
                        Wow that thing is clean. Was it on Kijiji?
                        Did you see it on kijiji? I didnt see it in that ontario kijiji thread on here
                        1989 MGM & 2016 Tacomasigpic

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                          #13
                          Welcome! Car looks great. Best of luck with getting the trans sorted out.


                          '78 LTD | '87 Grand Marquis | '89 Crown Vic (RIP) | '91 Grand Marquis (RIP) | '94 Town Car (RIP) | '97 Town Car (RIP)

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                            #14
                            Finally found a rebuilt aod with very few km on it from an 89 cv. Im going to flush it out and replace the filter before bringing it in for installation. No issue with draining the it and the torque converter and filling it after install right?
                            1989 MGM & 2016 Tacomasigpic

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