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Problem with 1988 Ford mustang (transmission)

My gears take awhile to kick in, what is the problem?

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Gears? Need more information about that one. Trans.? rear end? what gears are you talking about?

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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    Lee Quiroz Jan 29, 2009

    If the pump is going out, you need to have the clutches checked out as well. When you drop the fluid out of it, look to see if you have metal flakes in the fluid and you'll have black graphite material which is your clutches. Have your TV cable checked for proper adjustment. If the TV (throttle valve) cable isn't adjusted correctly then you'll experience wierd shifting as well. This can only be done at a trans shop because they use an extremely low pressure guage to set it with. At least now I know you're asking about your transmission gears, I think. Try replacing the filter and fluid first.


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Chek the transmission fluid level in park engine running . it should be in marked area. also if it is dark brown instead of bright red get the fluid flushed and change filter.if all o.k. but still slow shift you may need a pump.

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