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I have a 1998 lincoln continental,My car runs fine around town,and i live abot 24 miles round trip to work 3,to 4 times a week.The check transmission light jumps on,not in the distance from wich i go to work,but if i try,well i have driven it to and from Charleston SC on few occasions,which is 187 miles from here with the light jumping off and on.When it comes on i usally just push the reset button on the panel,but the car is still traveling just as if nothing is wrong.When the service engine light came on i shoot a code and it said the tourqe converter wasnt kicking in the overdrive.The guy at the store asked me if the cars rpms were up high and i said no,and he replied;thats strange cause the car should have been running higher.So now obviously theres a sensor that has gone bad is what im thinkin. I would like to get your input on this,because its strange to me.When the service engine light comes on it will automatic go off by its self while im drive randomly.Whats the problem,cause it dont seem like there is on wheen driving this vehicle

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Sounds like the lock-up circuit or overdrive linkage may need attention, depending on transmission type, which would mainly be activated at highway speeds, while cruising, which explains why mostly on longer trips & not around town, it occurs. I can't see the fix/repair being too extreme, if taken to a transmission shop or dealer for proper diagnosis by those experienced in that field, and it may end up saving you money in the long run, because if it's going in & out while cruising or otherwise, It certainly won't do the rest of the transmission any good, and may cause enough damage that you would be looking at a big bill in the end. Nothing wrong with getting 2 opinions, just make sure they are from those who work on them all the time, not those who think it's this or that. You'll be glad you did.

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There could be a few things wrongs here.I would start by checking my sensors this means you will have to get dirty. To check them locate transmission sensors then use a volt meter to see if sensors ohm. remove wires from sensor place leads to sensor.if it does not ohm out then the sensor is bad if it does then you know that the sensor is working.if all the sensors are working.make sure all your relays and fuses are working also.if its electrical then it can be anything from a bad ground to a sensor.if its not then it has to be mechanical.make sure the fluid is full and not leaking.if it seems that it is mechanical then have your local ase tech look it over.

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