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1989 Ford Crown Victoria wont go into reverse and drives in nuetral???

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.

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  • Cody Apr 14, 2013

    when your talking about the linkage are you talking about the orange needle that tells me what gears im in? because the orange needle is a little off sync with the letters.

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    Alex Kordasiewicz Apr 15, 2013

    look at pic

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    Alex Kordasiewicz Apr 15, 2013

    I give up, it wont let me send.......

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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.

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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.

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Posted on Apr 14, 2013

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  • Cody Apr 14, 2013

    when your talking about the linkage are you talking about the orange needle that tells me what gears im in? because the orange needle is a little off sync with the letters.

  • Alex Kordasiewicz
    Alex Kordasiewicz Apr 15, 2013

    Did you get the pic and comment i posted on this? my computer got stupid

  • Alex Kordasiewicz
    Alex Kordasiewicz Apr 15, 2013

    Look at the pic I added above on original. Thats the linkage and where you can manually shift trans.

  • Alex Kordasiewicz
    Alex Kordasiewicz Apr 15, 2013

    make sure key is engaged and run through gears with that lever. Use this to line up car and shifter and tighten linkage back up. ,migt need replacement

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jaysonemanme

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SOURCE: 1995 crown vic gear problems/gear shift wont lock

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

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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

miket756

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SOURCE: Ford Taurus: rough idle in drive and reverse

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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