Question about 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX
I recently had to park my 1997 T-Bird to repair a cracked intake manifold. I had it parked for a couple of months till I could make the repairs. When I finally made the repairs, I tried to drive the car but now, all of a sudden the transmission doesn't want to shift into forward gears yet reverse works just fine (I never had ANY transmission problems before). I checked the fluid level and the level did't show on the dipstick so I started adding fluid a quart at a time unill the dipstick showed full (it ended up taking 5 quarts!!). NOW, it still won't go into foward gears and reverse works fine like it did before. What could be the problem??
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Transmission problem..
your tranny is craping out, i had a 96 with the exact problem, the fix was to replace it, and at the point that i took it in it couldnt even be refurbished.
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
SOURCE: 1990 bronco trans problem
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Posted on Feb 15, 2009
It sounds like the shifter lock out solenoid has gone bad.It is a solenoid that releases the shifter when you push the brake pedal.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
Readjust the band, I have ran into this same problem with another C-4.Found the reverse spool valve was sticking in the valve body. Hopes this helps.
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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