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I have an 89 cougar SC 5 spd. It is stuck in reverse even when though I can shift into 3 or 4 but nothing else. What is wrong. What type of tranny is this, and wiill a 5.0 tranny mount to the 3.8 motor?? Thanks for the insight!
 

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Mazda M5R2 tranny

I have an '89 5-spd XR-7 too!

What we have is a M5R2 Mazda truck tranny. The reason Ford used that tranny, is that it will handle more tq. than the T-5. Even in you Could bolt a T-5 behind your SC, you'd break it the first time you got on it.

It sounds like you have serious problems in your tranny. Like a broken shaft or something similiar. You need to have it rebuilt ASAP.

While you're at it, you might want to consider upgrading your blockers (syncros) to solid brass. Also think about a Ripper shifter. I have done both mods to my M5R2, & LOVE it! With the brass blockers, I don't have to worry about ever having to rebuilding it, to replace syncros. They do crunch a little bit when you're speed shifting it at the track, but around town they are no different than fiber syncros.

68COUGAR
 
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