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How to Identify a Borg Warner Transmission


Borg Warner started manufacturing the T5 transmission in 1982. Since its inception, the transmission has been placed into various vehicles, including Ford and General Motors models. The five-speed transmissions fall into two categories: world class and non-world class. The T5 is credited as the only American-made manual transmission to be in production for more than 20 years. The Borg Warner T-10 also is a popular transmission, and both have identifying marks.

Finding the Identifiers

Step 1

Locate the identification tag number. A quick way to confirm that your transmission is a Borg Warner and what vehicle it was designed for, is to locate the identification number stamped into the “metal tag bolted onto the tail housing,” according to 5speeds.com.