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1990 Ford Thunderbird won't start

Engine starts, but car won't run. It was making an awful sound when shifting to park the car. Is it a transmission problem?

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  • katymar5 Jul 28, 2009

    Thanks for the response. I can switch gears, but the car won't move. It also makes noise when switching gears. The car has a great engine, the automatic windows still work. This is the first big problem.

  • james May 11, 2010

    check transmission fluid levels? does it engage any gears?

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I take it as the car starts but it won't function well in drive and disables you from operating it.

Check the drive shaft as well as your torque converter and universal joints for alignment before you assume it's the transmission.

See from the torque { turning } of the parts to get the gearing to move the car. Any one of those could make horrible noises if they're not in proper alignment.

They work in close / direct conjunction with your cars transmission that all play vital and parts in allowing you to put it in gear to drive it.

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What do you mean car wont run? You mean it won't move when shifted into gear?

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