How to ID a T5
The T-5 first appeared as a 5-speed option in the 83 Mustang.
The 83 and 84 models were the ONLY years the Mustang T-5 was a NON-World Class transmission.
Beginning with 85 the bearings were redesigned and the World Class version appeared.
85-89 were virtually the same transmission for all of the V-8 models (265 ft/lbs.)
Beginning sometime in 1990 they went to a slightly stronger gear set rated at 300 ft/lbs.
For 94 and 95 the V-8 T-5s were were the same strength as the 90-93, but the input shaft was longer which required the 94/95 type "deeper" bell housing.
The 4-cylinder version of the T-5 is weaker, requires a different pilot bearing, and has a relatively useless first gear, so stay away from those.
The 94-98 V-6 types use the 85-89 strength V-8 gears, but again, have the longer inpt shaft.
The 99-04 V-6 units use the same gears as the 90-95, but have no provision for a speedometer cable since it is all-electronic.
To ID a T5:
On the top of the T5 there should be a metal tag under a bolt with a number on it. The number should read 1352-XXX.
NWC V8 – 034, 065
3.8 V6 – 220, 236
V8 260lb/ft – 126, 165, 169, 141
V8 300lb/ft – 199, 204, 208, 246, 218, 219
Z-spec 335 – 249, 251
SVO – 200, 202
Cobra – 239, 242, 253
Good Luck and BE Safe
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