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Remanufactured Ford Five Hundred Transmissions 

  • Learn about common Ford Five Hundredtransmission problems 
  • Everything you need to know when shopping for a Ford Five Hundredtransmission for sale 
  • How and when to buy a remanufactured Ford Five Hundredtransmission 

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Remanufactured Ford Five Hundred Transmissions 


The Ford 500 name was first used in 1957 to denote the top model in the Ford Fairlane range. Like the original, the Ford Five Hundred was a very nicely equipped, comfortable big car. However transmission problems with the AWF21 gearbox may require the installation of a remanufactured Ford Five Hundred transmission. So let’s take a closer look. 


Common Ford Five Hundred AWF21 Transmissions Problems 


Slipping, Erratic Shifting, Harsh Forward or Reverse Gear Engagement: Some of the most common AWF21 transmission problems are slipping between gears, erratic up or down shifts, or a hard slam when the AWF21 transmission engages Drive or Reverse. There are a number of design flaws in this transmission, and any one of them could be causing these symptoms. 


Another common problem is overheating. This happens when the moving parts inside the transmission are creating more friction heat than the ATF can remove. The most common cause of this condition is towing heavy loads, driving in stop/go traffic, or on mountain roads where the transmission has to shift a lot. 


How to Solve Ford Five Hundred Transmission Problems 


Solution A: Buy a Used Ford Five Hundred Transmission 

Going to the local junkyard and picking up a used Ford 500 transmission might seem like the cheapest and fastest option. But you need to consider the fact that you don’t know what the actual shape of the internal components are. It could very well be on the verge of transmission problems of its own, which would leave you in the exact same predicament that you’re in now. And that 30 – 90 day junkyard warranty probably won’t cover labor charges to install the replacement transmission if something goes wrong. 


Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Ford Five Hundred Transmission 

Getting a rebuilt Ford 500 transmission would probably seem like a better idea. However, a lot of mechanics and transmission shops will only rebuild your Ford Five Hundred transmission back to its original factory specifications. Which means that all of those factory design flaws are still going to be inplay. And that rebuilt transmission warranty might only be good at certain shops, which could do you no good if you have transmission problems while you’re traveling. 


Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Ford Five Hundred Transmission 

If you want to get the most service life out of your little luxury SUV as possible, then you really should consider a remanufactured Ford 500 transmission from Street Smart Transmission. Each one is completely disassembled and re-remanufactured, so nothing is left to chance. Theyre also modified to correct the factory design flaws, which will greatly extend the service life. Plus, you get a 3-Year/Unlimited Mile Nationwide Warranty. This will cover parts and labor charges at any licensed repair shop in the Continental United States, giving you a lot more flexibility and coverage.