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98 mustang GT transmission locked in reverse

I cant manage to get the transmission out of reverse. clutch is fine and I am able to drive it in reverse only. Any suggestions on how to get it working again?

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    vinny_davila Jan 11, 2009

    Hi DB



    Yes the shifter is on the top of tranny. I removed the cover to the shifter to see if I can release it but no luck. How can I get to the linkage? Do I need to drop the tranny?



    Thanks Vinny

  • vinny_davila
    vinny_davila Jan 11, 2009

    HI DB

    here is a picture of a transmission just like mine.The entire tranny is enclosed. Any ideas?




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My 98 is at the ford dealership right now for same problem except mine was stuck in reverse >>> ford just told me my bushing on my drive linkage broke and needs replaced . . . .they told me thats what caused my car to shut off while driving and also wont allow my starter to turn over to turn on the vehicle . . . told me to go get a linkage bushing from a junkyard or order a whole new linkage system of my mustang which with installation only ran me 150 bucks !!! hope this helps in some way

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This could be a linkage problem. I am not familiar with this transmission, does the shifter go directly into the top of the tranny? If not make sure the linkage is not hanging up somewhere. I'll help if I can. Thanks..................DB.

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