I have a 2002 and it has a T-5, ford did start putting the 3650 in the 2002 but not till late in the year. Hey, Im not a newbie either. I know what I'm talking about. So yes the majority or 2002 mustangs will have the T-5. The T-5s drain plug if i remember correctly is on the passenger side of the tranny. I know what I know well.
I have a 98 and a 00' manual. I put a 02 T-5 in my stang. . Basically there doesn't seem to be enough published, I use that word directly, knowledge about the tranny because there are differing views. Its stupid to argue this so Im not going to anymore, call ford before you post next time, if you do and they say I am wrong Ill admit it, but Ive talked with ford and this is the info they have told me. I know the 3 people at my local dealer parts counter and they ask me questions when it comes to Mustangs.
This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2002 Ford Mustang. I have a '02 V6 tranny in my car. I was one of the first people to have a 4. The gearing is crazy lazy, which I can't really figure out since the car isn't overly powerful. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Mustang, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. Hope to see you on the forums soon! If you have any questions about your V6 Mustang or just want to connect with other V6 Mustang owners around the world, you have found the best place on the internet to do that. Look at my sig- I did all the work myself.
I'm just waiting for mine to blow out. Because a guy at the dealer said it, doesn't make it the ultimate truth. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. If you are not sure and are reading this forum, go have a tranny place look at it before you do anything drastic. I've had in my garage at one time a '01 and '02 V6 5-speeds. Maybe ford switched over in 2001, model year 2002, in February. We are the oldest and largest V6 Mustang forum on the internet.
I'm in need of the transmission ratios for a 2002 Mustang, and, if there were alternative transmissions available. The 3650s if right on the bottom of the Tranny. If the transmission fluid level on your Mustang is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. Anyhow, once I have a look at the gearbox ratios and select my tires size I could then pick a rear end gear. I don't post rumor or what I've heard- I post what I know from experience. The way to tell is your drain plug.
Ford has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. When adding transmission fluid to your Mustang, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. They used up all the T-5s before they even thought of using the 3650s. They don't have a clue. Dan- I know the difference between a T-5 and T-3650 physically. The 98 is aode, but the 00' is a t-5 and I know the difference too between the two trannys. I need to select a rear end ratio for the car for the purpose of road racing.
Seems like Ford could have improved the experience for the buyer with selecting something a bit steeper. Right now I think the car must have a 2. Ron as deathbyspray stated, the factory rear gear ratio on 99-04 v6 is 3. Ill go out and check in a little bit. I know from personal hands on experience. Someone please correct me if im wrong. If you ever check out the Modular 4.
I have a 02 Ford Rotunda repair manual. . . . .