T85 3spd Transmission, RWD or 4WD Information and parts

Our overhaul kits for the T85 Borg Warner manual transmission are designed to be top of the line professional kits.  Information on how to identify individual transmissions by application, model year, and detailed kit and part availability by transmission type is provided. The T85 Borg Warner transmissions covered in this section are typically found in Dodge Aspen, Charger, Coronet, Dart, Diplomat, Demon, GTS, Lancer, Monaco, Polara, Royal, Super Bee and Swinger. The following Dodge Truck used the BWT85 3 speed: 100, 150, 200, 25O, 300, 350, 1500, 2500, 3500 Series Light Trucks.  Ford installed this transmission in its F-Series Truck, P-Series Van and Full Size Bronco.  Jeep utilized the Borg Warner T85 in the following models: Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Comanche, Wagoneer, CJ2A, CJ3A, CJ5, CJ6, CJ7, CJ8, Jeepster, Scrambler and Wrangler.  General Motors Oldsmobile division used the T85 in Cutlass, Jetstar, Cruiser 88, Delmont, Delta, Dynamic, F88, Omega, Starrfire, Vista and 442 models. Plymouth's Barracuda, Belvedere, Duster, Fury, Gran Fury, GTX, Plaza, Roadrunner, Satellite, Savoy, Scamp, Valiant and Volare also used this 3 speed manual transmission. Pontiac Lemans, Lemans GTO and Tempest.

There are two different kit configurations available; the contents of the kits are described as follows:

  • DTSBKXXX Kits (RWD): Main case bearings, gaskets, seals.

  • DTSBKXXXWS Kits (RWD): Main case bearings, gaskets, seals, syncro rings are included in these kits.

You may also want to add new bearing retainer, nuts, dogs & wires, extension housing bushing, small parts kit.  This popular 3 speed transmission can be identified by its cast iron, side loaded case which has a 9-bolt side cover. Non-synchronized 1st gear with 36 tooth brass synchro rings for 2nd/3rd with a four-step cluster gear. Main shaft for 1st/reverse gear has a helical angle pitched to the left or right.
It's easy to get the correct parts the first time from drivetrain.com, using the links found here you can access application tables, locate your vehicle model, model year, number of cylinders and engine size read across to identify correct overhaul kit part number.  Make a note of the part number and complete our secure easy order form, give us a chance to say you some money, sometimes good take out parts are available.
You will find parts for your Borg Warner T85 3 speed transmission used in Dodge, Ford, Jeep, Oldsmobile, Plymouth and Pontiac .   In addition to these overhaul kits we can provide miscellaneous hard parts, don't see what you need just give us a call, toll free 1-800-216-1632.