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i just picked up a 96 v6 about a week ago. the previous owner had taken it to the dealership and had the system flushed because of a shudder in OD., but they didnt change the filter. So yesterday i droppped the pan and changed the filter, it had to be the original one with 89,000 on it since the bolts were so tight and the heads were rusted. There was lots of black stuff on the magnent and some metal shavings which I think is normal. I didnt drain the entire system because my tc didnt have the drain plug. I then refilled with 5 quarts of Merc 5.

heres my question i am still getting a hard 1-2 shift, which after some searches think i need new 1-2 accum and the springs. Not sure if this is all because i am used to the old AOD (my 4 previous cars), but it will raise about 200 rpms then engages drops down those 200 rpms and the accelerates in second and third gear. I plan on draining the whole system again swapping the accums and a new filter. Do I have a ticking time bomb on my hand or will this thing last for a while? Also does anyone have the PN's for the springs handy or a write up on how to do it.

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The tech articles can be accessed through the main page. If you found metal shvings you have a ticking time bomb. You can tell if it had been serviced before by whether it had a "bobber" in the pan.
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no it did not have a bobber in the pan. After a couple times reading the articles I am getting these parts this week

1-2 accumulator F7AZ-7F251-AA
1-2 cover F4AZ-7F247-A
2-3 accumulator F7AZ-7H292-BA

will I also need these parts? not sure what to use for springs there were soo many different colors and preferences listed in the searches i came up with. I just want a mild shift, after all its my daily driver that see's snow in the winter. Don't want the tire ripping shifts like the TCI AOD in my SC.

1-2 top spring F75Z-7F284-AA
1-2 bottom spring F7AZ-7F284-BA
2-3 spring F7AZ-7F285-AA
(these are from the 96mild setting listed in the 101 article)

Any help is appreciated
 
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