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Transmission? i have a 1989 full size ford bronco eddie bauer edition that has been sitting in a fielsd for 4 years. Before the first start i took the plugs out and sprayed mystery oil in the cylinders and replaced old plugs with new ones. I turned it over onco.... let the fuel pump cycle then turned the key and it fired right up. I drove it for several miles then put it on a tow dolly and took it to my house(about a 1 hour drive). When i pulled it off the trailer it didnt want to go in to gear. Reverse, drive, nothing just acted like it was in neutral but it would go in park. I checked trans fluid and it was extremely low, I filled it up and began going through the gears(this is an auto) eventually it went into reverse and now i can drive in reverse but it wont go into drive. I was thinking trans filter? Please any suggestions?

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This issue sounds like dried seals. it is unlikely a filter issue, but no reason to exclude that. Ford uses coarser screen, and does not plug as often.
Consider "mechanic in a can" transmission conditioner, aiming to revive seals.
In any event, the unit may be happier after running some miles.
If that does not work, it is trans surgery time.

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