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Tiny
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  • 1982 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 5,000 MILES
I have a 1982 ford pickup but the people before us that had the pickup, converged the engine mounts to a 86, now I have a 86 302 v8 4x4, idk what kind of things I need to look for that can point me in the direction of the type of transmission I need. Can you help me please
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Thursday, January 6th, 2011 AT 8:37 PM

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Tiny
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The transmission is most likely the same on that the truck came with. What you need to do is this. Look at the transmission pan. Take a picture of it if you can. Go to the parts store and ask if you can see pictures of the different trans pan gaskets. Match yours up with the picture and you'll know which one you have. Chances are they just replaced the engine and the original trans is still there. Also, in the early 80's the bolt pattern for the engine and trans to match were almost all the same for the V8
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Monday, January 17th, 2011 AT 2:34 AM
Tiny
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Thank you so much
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Thursday, January 20th, 2011 AT 9:31 PM
Tiny
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Glad to help.
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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 12:49 AM
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Hey um I gta a favor, my family is kinda in a bind and I cant get to town, do u have a email maybe tht I can send a pik of the trans pan and u maye see if u can find out what kind it is, my mom has the only running vehicle and we have to save gas and im basically on my own when it comes to getting info on this truck. When I bring it up they get mad, im only 17 but I love my truck alot can u plz help
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Thursday, February 10th, 2011 AT 11:27 PM
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Not a problem. I hope I can tell with a picture. I'll do my best. Trust me, I remember being 17 and what my car ment to me. If I can help, I will.
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Thursday, February 10th, 2011 AT 11:34 PM
Tiny
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Do you have a email
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Saturday, February 12th, 2011 AT 3:48 AM
Tiny
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No email. You need to the "attach an image" option. Press browse and select the picture. It will upload it for you.
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Saturday, February 12th, 2011 AT 5:07 AM
Tiny
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Is tht wat u need
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 AT 1:57 AM
Tiny
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It's a little hard to tell, but I think it is either an E40D or a 4R100. If I am correct, it will have a total of 20 pan bolts. I have to be honest. If I am correct, that is a 4 speed trans with OD. I don't think that is the original trans for the truck. They must have changed it with the engine. Your truck (if I remember correctly) came with either a C4 or a C6 three speed automatic. Check the number of pan bolts and let me know. Also, the C4 had 11 pan bolts and the C6 had 17. Perhaps that will help.

I hope this helps.
Joe
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 AT 3:25 AM
Tiny
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Ok cool thanks, ill find out how many bolts 2day and hopefully let u no
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 AT 9:35 PM
Tiny
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It is a 17 bolt
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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 AT 10:54 PM
Tiny
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That points to the C6 (which is a great trans). What I need you to do is this. Go to the parts store and have them show you a trans pan gasket for a C6 trans. See if it matches yours. Honestly, it could be the angle I'm looking at it, but it doesn't look like a C6. Do you remember if it shifted 3 or 4 times?
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 1:11 AM
Tiny
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4 times
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 3:26 AM
Tiny
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The only thing I can think of is a C6 with a locking converter (OD). Try what I said with the gasket and let me know what you find. We'll figure this out one way or another.
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 3:31 AM
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Lol ok, um I gotta sk something cuz my mom said tht it could be a joke with you but I think other wise, um are you certified in all this, how do u know all this if I may ask, not trying to make you mad or anything just trying to find out, I dont think ur a fake, I think ur the real deal but u no moms
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 3:35 AM
Tiny
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That doesn't upset me. I have two kids of my own. I would question things too.

I have been working on vehicles for over 30 years. This site has been here for several years and the questions are all answered by certified technicians. We answer over 10,000 questions per month. What makes your question unique is the fact that things were changed in the vehicle before you got it. Therefore, the transmission could be different too (which I think it is). The funny thing is that it looks like the 4R100 but you said there are only 17 bolts holding the pan on. If you could see a pan gasket at a parts store, you could match it up and then you would know.

To answer your first question, ASE master certification with 30+ years experience. Believe me. I wouldn't have spent this much time just trying to fool you. My posts are usually answered with one to two replies. I'm trying to help. This is just a hard one because we don't know what the prior owner did and I'm not there to actually see the trans.
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 1:18 PM
Tiny
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Ok thats great thanks. And it is quite complicated lol, when WE got the truck it had putty as the door sealant and the brakes were rigged but the guy before us bout it like that, it basically looked like we pulled it out of a junkyard, now if it had a paint job, new grill and rear bumper wit some dents pulled out, it could be a show truck, me and my sis hav replaced the whole interior ourselves and done the engine work and replaced it to. Everything on the truck is new all the way down to the brakelines except frame, axles, shocks, transfercase and transmission. Idk its pretty freaken crazy, should we just get a 86' 4 speed auto 4x4 trans to match the engine year and b done wit it. My sis has even asked her friends and they look at her like what?
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 8:43 PM
Tiny
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We pulled the 4x4 driveline off the transfer case and put it in shed cuz it dragged on the motor. Cuz the chain in the transfercase is bad, idk wat their tlkn bout I just want it to go in drive thats all I want. To be able to drive my baby again. My mom has me drive hers or my sis and I cnt stand all the electrical I just want the basic. Now iv road the bus for nearly 4 or 5 mnths now I thnk
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 8:48 PM
Tiny
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If you plan to replace the transmission, I would find the trans and transfer case from the same year make and model. That way you know you have what is needed.
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Thursday, February 17th, 2011 AT 2:45 AM
Tiny
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Ok, so get tha 86 trans 2 match the motor
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Thursday, February 17th, 2011 AT 3:26 AM

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