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Hello. I have a 1994 LX w/ 4.6L. Its just been sittin in our yard for a few years with transmission problems, what a suprise. So I decided to buy it from my parents and instead of dealing w/ the transmission thats in it, just swap in a newer one. I found one out of a '99 mustang gt locally, picked it up, and started doing the necessary steps to get it in the bird. I've did a lot of research before I started. I swapped the manual lever, rewired harness, drill the seperator plate to jmod specs and all that stuff. I have made it pretty far but I finally ran into a few problems that the search button couldn't fix. So on to the questions.

#1 I made sure the small screen was in the valvebody, before I reinstalled the seperator plate, and the wierd 3-D cup shaped one was in the case before I installed the valvebody. However the other screen that goes into the case under the valvebody isn't there. I didn't see it when I was taking it apart, or anywhere around. I saw it im a few threads, thats the only reason I even know about it (This filter) . So I tore into the trans that was originally in the car, and that doesn't have one either. So I just threw it back together without it, so I could get it in the car (trans was upside down on an engine stand, so I should have seen it if it fell back into the case). I only moved the valvebody a few feet. So did some transmissions not have it, or is it necessary? I'm guessing it should be in there, but I can't imagine where it would go or why neither trans had it.

#2 Another- I drilled the seperator plate to the <300 hp, 99 up specs, and only a few of the holes drilled, the rest where already as big or bigger than the bits. Is this normal since its a 99 transmission?

#3 Last one- On the side of the transmission, the oss, the connector was different from the original. I tried to get the sensor out of the old trans, but no luck, I just destroyed it. So I ended up cutting the old connector of and soldering on the one that came on the new transmission, just matched the colors. Should this be alright? Are the sensors the same? I know sometimes they change connectors when parts don't interchange.

I have searched and didn't really find anything to really help. I haven't started the car or put fluid in yet so I wanna check to see if I need to go back in there to fix anything before I finish up. Thanks.

-Jerrod
 

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1. That filter should be in there, but it will work without it. If you ever take the pan down again, pull the valve body and install a new one. If you need it, I can send it.

2. Yes

3. I don't know. Wait for someone who does or just try it and see. :)
 

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3. I would think that they would be the same... They are both Hall effect sensors, if I'm not mistaken. For example, the crank sensor from my '95 was the same as the one that came on my Exploder engine.
 
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