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post #1 of 7 Old 01-07-2006, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello, I just bought a 97 3.8 v6 stang.
The car has 102,000 miles on it.
It starts up just fine, no over heating... shifts perfect.

the only problem the car ever has is when I'm going up a steep hill the car has a stutter problem before it will shift into gear to get up the hill. Is this a major problem i'm looking at or is their a dirty pump somewhere that needs to be replaced?
I was told the car needs new front brake pads and new rotors, could that be the problem? I wouldn't think that would have anything to do with getting up a hill but you never know.
Thanks for the help.
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-11-2006, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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I forgot to add it was an automatic too.

Anyone help?

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post #3 of 7 Old 01-11-2006, 11:45 PM
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does your coolant bottle get air bubbles in it when you turn the car off?
or does the radiator seem to have pressure in it when the engine is cool?
If so you have the same problem every other 3.8 litre owner has experienced, a failed head gasket that needs attention before you spin a bearing.
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Good call, my sn95 3.8 blew a small leak and I couldn't tell what the **** it was besides a slight misfire. 50 miles later down the road I had warped aluminum heads and pourin out more smoke than satan.

Do a compression test before you drive any further.
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-16-2006, 09:46 PM
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There is a problem with the AODE 94-98 with a shutter when it shifts.

The cure is to drane the fluid and replace the filter with new Murcon V.

I have had to do this about every 40K mi on my 95 V-6 auto..

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the only problem ive had with my tranny is something is popping when i go from R to D vice versa i replaced both u joints a while back and have owned the car for 4 years and nothin has happened yet not sure whats going on
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I was going to post a similar sounding problem. I bought my step son a 97 V6 and when shifting around 35-40 mph it has a "shutter". Thanks for the heads up Cal Goodman I'll try the transmission flush. I guess I can't complain too much, I only paid $800 for it.
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