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My 1979 v8 ford auto ecconoline van wont change gear by its self. It will only change from first to second manually. Then to get 3rd i have to get up to 80kmh and wiggle the stick between second and drive untill it engages. what is the problem and how do i fix it.

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    My 1979 6cylinder E150 does the exact same thing.

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Check the vacumn modulater on the side of the valve body. there is a vacumn hose going to the end of it. Pull off the hose and watch for transmission fluid. If fluid comes out, change the modular. If no fluid, check the vacumn source.
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