No, there was never a "type F" transmission. There is a transmission fluid
spec used by ford automatics that was called "type f" but it hasn't been
used since the 70's in transmissions. It was used, maybe still is
occasionally in power steering systems.
The trans in your T-Bird is probably an AOD-E. That's a sheer guess, but I
know that's what was in the Crown Vics of that era. Your transmission would
have had DextronIII/Mercon in it I think. I'm pretty sure the Mercon V spec
didn't come out until the late 90's.
On Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:51:37 -0500, Crackles McFarly
The last Ford trans to use the type "F" spec was 1976. All
since have used whatever the current Mercon/Dexron spec may
be until they went to the Mercon V spec on some models
begining in the mid '90's. Without good reason, I would not
use the Mercon V in a unit that did not originally have it
or has been rebuilt for it. The original for your '94 'Bird
would have been Mercon/Dexron III. If you change the fluid
in your "Bird, you should use an additive like Shudderfix
with the Mercon/Dexron fluid to help or prevent converter
shudder during lockup. You won't need any additive if you
spring for the Mercon V fluid - you may need a defibrilator!
You'll have to do your own google search for reading
material. My luck for today is used up.
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