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My 94 lincoln continental executive's transmission suddenly stopped transmitting power. I rolled to a stop and the car would not budge forward or reverse without any grinding with the engine running. linkage seems fine, drive shafts and differential work fine. There is a great excess of fluid on the dipstick, so I'm guessing a valve got stuck inside the tranny and there is no fluid in the torque converter. can the internal fluid flow be reversed?

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SOURCE: transmission won't engage/ no drive or reverse at all

It's definitely cheaper to buy a trans from a wrecking yard than to have yours rebuilt. Before you do anything though. Did you make sure that the trans fluid level is full? I know this may be a stupid question, but I had to ask. The speed sensors job is to tell the speedometer how fast you're going...not related to your problem.

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Transmission wont shift into reverse

By the grayish color, fluid being thick, and metal shavings, the clutches are pretty much worn out. It's time to either rebuilding your transmission or just installing a good used one. The fluid normally should be a reddish color. The gray is from the actual clutch material going away.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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SOURCE: car will not shift into gear

Sounds like a linkage/cable to me. Disconnect the linkage at the transmission and move the shift actuator by hand to see if there is the same things happening. Don't try to do this with the engine running unless someone is holding the brake inside the car.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 1991 735i automatic transmission,no forward drive, has reverse

The transmission has gone bad and all I can say is that you need to replace it.

Good luck.

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Transmission stopped working suddenly

Yeah, same thing happened to a lot of folks. The transmission has a flaw that causes the 'stuck in neutral' syndrome. Ford will do nothing for you and will not even acknowledge that there is a problem. Check it out for yourself, there are hundreds of complaints posted on the internet and it's about a $2500 repair. Should have been a recall or at least a TSB. Ford has no desire to stand behind their product and repair/replace the faulty transmissions. Way to go and the thanks we get for 'buying American'.

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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