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Performance Automatic Hold Valve Body (83-93 V8 w/ Automatic Transmission)

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  • MPN# PA53301H

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    Features & Details

    • Holds 1st and 2nd Gear without the "Shuffle"
    • Tire Chirping Shifts
    • Strong, Positive, Crisp Shifts
    • Perfect for Street and Strip
    • Extends Transmission Life
    • Transmission Removal Not Required
    • Bolt on Installation
    • Fits 1983-1993 Automatic 5.0 LX and GT Mustangs
    Hold Valve Body. The Performance Automatic Hold Valve Body is designed to "hold" 1st and 2nd gear RPMs when manually shifted without fluttering or shuffling.

    Street And Strip. Upgrade your automatic transmission for firmer, positive, tire chirping shifts with a Performance Automatic Valve Body that is perfect for Street and Strip.

    Extends Transmission Life. An upgraded Valve Body not only improves the your driving experience, but it also extends the the life of your transmission by eliminating shift overlap and speeding up actuation of the shift reducing unnecessary wear.

    Simple Bolt-on Upgrade. The Performance Automatic Hold Valve Body is a direct bolt-in transmission upgrade with no other modifications required for a simple installation.

    Application. This Performance Automatic Valve Body is specifically designed for the 1983 to 1993 V8 Mustangs equipped with a AOD automatic transmission, including the 5.0 LX and GT.

    Fitment: 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Details

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    5 Top Rated Questions

    So in order to hold 1st and 2nd . I would have to do the aod "shuffle" correct ?

    • The Performance Automatic Hold Valve Body will require you to have the the gear selector in your chosen gear to hold that gear. We recommend pairing this with a ratchet shifter to allow easy control of the gear you are currently in/holding. This will not require the "AOD Shuffle" to hold 1st or 2nd.

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    Please help me understand EXACTLY how this works. I have a 91 Foxbody GT AOD, stock. The console shifter from bottom to top reads, 1, D, OD, N, R, P. So, with this valve body, it would hold 1 until I shift it from 1 to D - which would be 2nd gear; then, it would hold 2nd until I shift it from D to OD, which would be 3rd gear? Would it then shift into overdrive automatically, or what? Thank you...

    • The Performance Automatic Hold Valve Body will operate normally in "D" or Drive, but when manually selecting 1, or 2, will hold in 1st or 2nd gear until you move to the next gear. With 1 or 2 selected, this will not shift, and will stay in the selected gear unless you change to another gear, or select drive, where the transmission will act normal.

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    Ok, so I have a AOD in my mustang the shifter goes 1,D and OD the problem that I have is when I go from 1 to D manually it wants to skip 2, well this fix that? I already have a stage 2 shift kit in it.

    • The Performance Automatic Hold Valve Body simply holds gears longer so that you get a firmer shift. It will not fix the transmission skipping gears.

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    Could i use the B M Hammer shifter with this valve body and still get the same effect or is it specifically for the stock auto shifter?

    • The Performance Automatic Hold Valve Body will work with the B&M Hammer Console Ratchet Shifter, item # 24308, (https://www.americanmuscle.com/bm-ratchet-shifter-8793.html).

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    What's the difference between a shift kit and the auto hold valve body. Do I need both to get the performance

    • The Performance Automatic Hold Valve Body is designed to "hold" 1st and 2nd gear RPMs when manually shifted without fluttering. A Shift Kit will hold gears longer for a more firm shift.

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    I purchased part number 24308 and 62720 for my 87 Mustang. My problem is the shift lever positioning--it is hitting the long tube collector flange where my long tube headers are under the car. The transmission pan has a lip that will not allow the car to shift past reverse. I need to know If I need to order a Selector Shaft Arm or if I can I simply flip the flip the lever and it will operate? 1 answer
    If I were to leave the shifter in 3rd would it automatically shift up to 3rd gear if driving normally? Or does this turn the transmission into a manual shift only? Thanks 1 answer

    Customer Reviews (3) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 5

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Performance Gain 4.666667 4.7
    • Fit 4.666667 4.7



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 29, 2015

      Excellent product

      Perfect fit feel the power gain way much more . Could not ask for a better valve body and my tourqe is unbelievable now thanks American muscle.

      WILDSTANGS

      Year: 1991 Submodel: Other Altadena, CA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 15, 2014

      Smooth

      this product is great for the money. helps with smoother shifts and definitely positive ones. no more sluggish feeling shifts between 1st and 2nd. would definitely recommend.

      JimC27

      Year: 1989 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      November 23, 2013

      Just what I needed!

      My wife needed a car and I wanted a mustang but I had to get it automatic but I still wanted that manual feeling and this is what I needed.Shift whenever I want it to shift thanks AM for fast shipping and product!

      Frajo

      Year: 1991 Submodel: GT Brownsville, TX, USA

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