Ford Transmission Interchange Chart

The Ford Motor Company has a series of transmissions. Among these transmissions, the C-series are unique and serve as the gold standard for Ford vehicles. Identifying this series can be done visually or by knowing their year of production.

If you are interested in knowing the type of transmission in your Ford vehicle and its interchange options, read this guide until the end.

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Ford Transmission Interchange Chart

To save you the stress, we have compiled a list of all available Ford transmissions and their matching vehicles in the chart below:

Transmission Types Matching Vehicles
4EAT-F 1991-95 Ford Escort
4EAT-G 1989-93 Ford Pro BE 2 2L L4 –3 0L V6

1994-97 Ford Pro BE 2 5L V6

4R44E 1995 > Ford Ran GER
4R44E, 4R55E 1995-98 Ford Explorer
4R55E 1995 > Ford Rang ER
4R70W 1995 > Ford Crown Victoria

1994 > Ford F150

1994 > Ford 250

1993 > Ford F350

1995 > Ford Thunderbird

5R55E 1997 > Ford Ranger
A4LD 1985-94 Ford Aerostar

1984-90 Ford Bronco II

1991-94 Ford Explorer

1985-94 Ford Ranger

AOD 1985-93 Ford Bronco

1983-92 Ford Crown Victoria

1993-94 Ford Crown Victoria

1981-83 Ford F100

1985-93 Ford F250

1980-86 Ford Ltd

1980-83 Ford Mustang/Mustang II

1994-95 Ford Mustang/Mustang II

1980-82 Ford Thunderbird

1993-95 Ford Thunderbird

1983-90 Ford Van

AODE 1993-94 Ford Crown Victoria

1994-95 Ford Mustang/Mustang II

1993-95 Ford Thunderbird

ATX 1981-90 Ford Escort

1982-88 Ford Exp

1985-90 Ford Taurus

1984-94 Ford Tempo

AX4N 1995-98 Ford Taurus
AX4S 1993-96 Ford Taurus

1994-96 Ford Windstar

AXOD 1986-92 Ford Taurus

1993 Ford Taurus

AXODE 1993 Ford Taurus
BW35 1968-73 Ford Cortina

1972-75 Ford Courier

1967-74 Ford Escort

C3 1975-81 Ford 2000E

1974-87 Ford Cortina

1978-93 Ford Fairmont

1981-82 Ford Granada

1975-86 Ford Mustang/Mustang II

1974-80 Ford Pinto

1983-84 Ford Ranger

1980-81 Ford Thunderbird

C4 1974 Ford 2000E

1973-77 Ford Bronco

1974 Ford Cortina

1965-72 Ford F100

1964-72 Ford F250

1964-70 Ford Fairlane

1978-81 Ford Fairmont

1965-71 Ford Falcon

1975-80 Ford Granada

1981-82 Ford Granada

1975-80 Ford Ltd

1977-79 Ford Ltd II

1970-77 Ford Maverick

1966-81 Ford Mustang/Mustang II

1971-80 Ford Pinto

1965-79 Ford Ranchero

1966-81 Ford Thunderbird

1968-76 Ford Torino

1964-77 Ford Ltd

C5 1982-86 Ford Aerostar

1984 Ford Bronco II

1982-83 Ford F100

1982-86 Ford F150

1982-83 Ford Fairmont

1982 Ford Granada

1982-86 Ford Mustang/Mustang II

1982-86 Ford Ranger

1982-86 Ford Thunderbird

C6 1978-91 Ford Bronco

1973-83 Ford F100

1975-91 Ford F150

1968-98 Ford F250

1968-98 Ford F350

1992 > Ford F450

1970-78 Ford F500/600

1966-70 Ford Fairmont

1971 Ford Falcon

1975-80 Ford Ltd

1977-79 Ford Ranger

1968-79 Ford Thunderbird

1968-76 Ford Torino

1975-98 Ford Van

CD4E 1995 > Ford Contour

1994-97 Ford Probe 2 0L L4

Cruiseomatic 1956-60 Ford Thunderbird
E4OD 1994-98 Ford Bronco

1997-98 Ford Expedition

1992-98 Ford F150

1990-98 Ford F250

1989-98 Ford F350

1989-98 Ford F450

1989-98 Ford Van

F3A 1994-97 Ford Aspire (1.6L L4 Engine)

1989-93 Ford Festiva

FMX 1965-72 Ford F350

1971 Ford Falcon

1975-81 Ford Ltd

1977-79 Ford Ltd II

1969-73 Ford Mustang/Mustang II

1968-79 Ford Ranchero

1975-79 Ford Thunderbird

1969-76 Ford Torino

L3N718 1973-82 Ford Courier
MX 1965-72 Ford F350

1971 Ford Falcon

1975-81 Ford Ltd

1977-79 Ford Ltd II

1969-73 Ford Mustang/Mustang II

1968-79 Ford Ranchero

1961-66 Ford Thunderbird

1975-79 Ford Thunderbird

1969-76 Ford Torino

Types of Ford Transmissions

Ford cars with automatic transmission usually come in one of these 3 forms:

1. Conventional Automatic

A conventional automatic transmission is operated hydraulically and functions based on planetary gears and a torque converter. In other words, this system is powered by a hydraulic fluid (under pressure). 

The fluid is responsible for the coupling and decoupling of gears and controls the engagement and disengagement of the clutch. As your car accelerates, hydraulic pressure changes, forcing the transmission to move in an upward direction within the gear system. When it slows down, downward movement is expected.

2. 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission

The 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission consists of two clutches. This gives room for the partial engagement of two gears at the same time and ensures power circulates evenly throughout a shift.

One clutch controls the even gears while the other controls the odd gears. Power control between these two gears is adequately regulated during a gear change. This type of transmission comes with unique benefits like:

  • Extremely fast gear changes and enhanced performance
  • Better fuel efficiency
  • Enhanced adaptability and responsive user experience 

3. Powershift Transmission

This is an advanced gearbox that uses a dual-clutch system. The Powershift transmission anticipates and pre-selects the next gear for drivers to avoid losing power when they switch gears. 

The first clutch is responsible for gear 1, 3, and 5 while the second clutch controls gear 2, 4, and 6. This means that when the first gear is active, the second clutch is disengaged (only the cogs are active). 

When you shift into the second gear, the first clutch becomes disengaged. Only the second clutch and the gear cogs of the third gear are engaged.

Where Do I Find My Ford Transmission Code?

For current owners, your transmission code can be found on the window sticker. Check the vehicle description on top of the window sticker, you should find all the information you need about your car’s transmission there.

For new or intending customers, a series of steps are required:

  1. Visit Ford’s official website
  2. Tap on the “vehicle” icon to select a vehicle
  3. Choose “models” and “specifications” on the page that appears
  4. Scroll down to the “engine specification” section and select “transmission type” to access the available transmission types for your vehicle.

Ford’s C4 Transmission

The C4 automatic transmission is one of (if not) Ford’s most popular transmission. It marked the turning point for subsequent transmissions. 6 out of 10 Ford vehicles have this transmission, hence, there is a need to know more about it.

Manufactured in 1964, the C4 transmission (aka the 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic transmission) took the reins from the 2-speed Ford-O-Matic transmission. In its first year, the transmission was introduced to Ford Cars such as the Mercury Comet and Fairlane.

Seeing how well the transmission upgrade blended with Fairlane and Mercury Comet, it was introduced to the Ford F-series and Bronco in the second year. Other Ford vehicles with this transmission include the Mustang and Torino. 

The longest run of this transmission was in the Ford F-series applications. Trucks manufactured between 1965 and 1983 have the C4 transmission. The F150 inclusive marked the end of the lightweight transmission.

Pros and Cons of The C4 Transmission 

The C4 transmission was renowned for different reasons. On the bright side, the transmission is very lightweight and boasts of simple design, longevity, and rapid transmission.

On the other hand, it has minor problems such as difficulty in switching gears (especially from the 1st gear to the 2nd gear) and troubles going into a reverse state. Aside from these two, easily traceable issues, the automatic transmission brought a new era to both Ford cars and truck

C4 Transmission Performance Specifications

In terms of performance, the C4 brought fame to Ford Motors. The automatic transmission is a very popular racing application thanks to its reduced weight.

In addition, the C4 transmission can easily be tweaked and allowed to handle more than 1000 horsepower. This can be done by pairing it with the Windsor 302 (rated at a torque of 333 lb-ft). Please note that only experts are allowed to modify the C4 transmission.

When installing the C4 automatic transmission, it must be mounted longitudinally. The transmission makes use of gear ratios of 2.46 (1st), 1.46 (2nd), 1 (3rd), and 2.18 (for reverse).

How Do I Identify A C4 Transmission?

As you already know, the C4 is designed to be significantly lighter and more durable than the 2-speed Ford-O-Matic transmission it replaced. This is because the C4 is chiefly composed of aluminum alloy as opposed to cast iron in its predecessor.

The electronic transmission can be broken down into 3 major segments – the bell housing, tail housing, and the main case. All three are made of aluminum alloy and weigh just about 110 pounds without a torque converter.

Its predecessor weighs about 228 pounds regardless of the case fill or pan fill condition selected. The C4 transmission takes less than 5.5 quarts of transmission fluid with a torque converter applied. 


The C4 transmission remains a major improvement and revelation for the Ford industry. Unlike the Ford-O-Matic, it is durable, lightweight, and is a case study for every new transmission development.

This transmission guarantees a production life of 19 years and 18 years in the F-150. Up to this day, the transmission’s aftermarket value is remarkable and we are sure you have everything you need to decide on the best transmission for your Ford.

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