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I rode in a local guys bird a while back that really shifted hard on the 1-2 shift
it would chirp the tires every time.
He worked for ford and he said the trans tech there just cut a spring .
Any idea on what spring he was refering to?
I would like to try this on my tranny.
 

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Just remove the lower 1-2 accumulator spring and it will do this.
 

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All he did was remove the lower 1-2 spring i bet. That's part of the j-mod... you're much better just doing the whole thing, it's actually better for your transmission.
 

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You just remove the whole spring?
Do you have to drop the valve body to do this?
Are there any special tools involved?
Any pics or other instructions will be helpful.
thanks
John
 

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Read the tech articles under transmission then read both of the articles that say Jerrys mod next to them there is 2 articles 15 pages a piece
 

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I was waiting for someone to chime in with that.
I was hoping to have someone help me out without having to read
30 pages
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Here's a link to a site a friend of mine put up about doing the J-mod: http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/496399

Look on the second page for details on removing the spring. Also, you do not have to remove the valve body for this, just drop the pan, if this is all you're doing. You'll need a big set of heavy-duty snap-ring pliers to remove the snap-ring - small ones will just break the tips.
 

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to remove the 1-2 bottom spring you dont have to drop the valve body. all you have to do is drain the fluid drop the pan and the 1-2 accumulator bore is visible. you need an in/lb tourqe wrench to re-install the pan and a pair of snap ring plier's to romve the snap ring on the accumulator bore. while your there you should just do the whole mod since you will be 1/2 way done. if not though at least drain the converter too and replace all the fluid with mercon v and install the udated 1-2 accumulaotr and the updated top spring.

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Ok thanks alot.
So all I do is remove the pan,filter?
and i should see the 1-2 accumulator.
I just remove the bottom spring?
will the accumulator be loose without the spring?
or will it go back togather smooth?
I always ran Lucas semi synthetic racing fluid in my tranny and it stays clean
and shifts ok.
Thanks for all the info
Sorry to keep hasling you guys but I have seen to may threads with the title
"PROBLEMS AFTER J MOD"
 

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Nope. You'll probably need to change the spring anyway. The 94s had a problem with broken springs.

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ruffledfeathers said:
I was hoping to have someone help me out without having to read
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You should read the 30 pages so you understand how the tranmission works. Plus reading that article will answer most of your questions. We don't recommend reading that article just so that we don't have to answer 101 questions, there is a reason to read the article.

Nidex, removing the spring will not damage your transmission as Rodeo Joe stated.
 

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Rodeo Joe = J-mod Master
 

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OK if you dont want to answer 101 questions why post and tell me that?

OK Now I took the spring out tonight and it was a snap.
I would say it was easier than changing the oil.
The shifts are alot snapier no more pause between 1-2.
I also installed the updated piston.
1 more question (I dont think I hit 101 yet) Is there suposed to be more than 1 spring there? The reason I ask is everyone calls it the lower spring but I only had 1 spring. So why not just call it THE spring;)
I still dont chirp the tires on the 1-2 but that quit when I installed my converter.

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR ANSWERS GUYS
 

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OK sorry to bother you guys again.
I just read part of the tech article and it says reinstall the blue top spring.
When i pulled off the snap ring th bottom peice came out the a spring then
the piston, nothing on top ogf the piston.
Whats up with that? should there be a spring there?
there wasnt one should I get one?
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That's the way Ford built them. They only put one spring in there in the 94s, on the bottom. When putting it back together, the blue spring goes on top of the new piston.

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OK thanks Mr. Joe
So the Blue spring is that the spring I took off the bottom or is it an
updated part?
Also when I install the new spring will it shift different? Harder softer?
thanks for being patient with me.
 

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The blue spring is the updated part. You already have it back together don't you?

Joe
 

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Yes its back together. It shifts firm but i would like for it to be firmer
what do you think the spring will do if i put it in
 
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