Question about 1989 Ford Crown Victoria
I had drove to my buddies house in my car, and when i decided to leave i hopped in my car and had to reverse out, but when i put my car into reverse and pressed the gas the car would only stand still but the engine would idle up, so i tried to put it into neutral and push my car back, but instead it put itself into drive or overdrive and my car idled forward. Pretty sure cars been stuck in overdrive but i haven't confirmed that yet. I checked the fluids in park idling and level, and had enough tranny fluid. Please Help.
This sounds like a nut that has come loose on the linkage or selector rod running from the lever in the car to the gearbox. This lever is not fixed so it slides to a point where it settles fixed, temporarily, until it will eventually fix in another position and then select a different gear again.If it has a cable select instead of a lever then the point at the end of the cable and beginning must be checked.
Posted on Apr 14, 2013
Sounds like your linkage slipped out of sequence. On your transmission there is a place where you can manually shift your tansmission through the gears. When you move the selector on the trani it should move the shifter as well. All the way up on selector should be park, then R,N,D so on. If you move the selector all the way up at your shifter reads something else, you need to adjust the linkage and put car in park with selector on trani in park and tighten linkage back up. Run through all the gears and you should be good.
Posted on Apr 14, 2013
most likely the shift tube bushings are bad- you may have also lost a few screws in the shift tube or they could just be loose. you have to pull the steernig column down to inspect/repair it.
Posted on May 31, 2009
SOURCE: 1988 Ford Crown Vic Strange Idle
When you turn the key on does the check engine light come on? If not it may be burned out. It sounds like a MAP sensor or an O2 sensor is bad. I would suggest taking it to autozone as they do free diagnostic and seeing if a code comes up. If it is a sensor it should, if not it may be the idle sensor not reading right in the ECU. More than likely it is one of the sensors though.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
it could be that the tick over is two slow in brive,,,
set it up to tickover at 850,,950 rpm (in drive)
or it could be a gear box fult like the drive plate has a crack in it,,,letting the torque converter slap about,,,
chech tick over first,,, bont adjust tick over in gear unless the brakes are held hard on,,,
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
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