I bought a 1983 LTD this week with a 200 6 cylinder for $20. The car
looks great and runs great, needs plugs and wires is all. It goes
forword just fine, had it on the highway and top speed was about 70mph.
The only problem is that it won't go into reverse and it when it's cold
it doesn't want to shift out of park. I was wondering if it is something
with the transmission or if there is something else i can fix to make it
go in reverse.
Thank you very much!
Check the shift linkage. The plastic grommets that hold it (and the
downshift linkage, too, while you're looking) crumble and fall out. IF you
catch it quick enough, new grommets fix it - otherwide, bad tranny.
Check the linkage. If that is OK, the little C5 trans
probably has badly leaking internal seals in which case an
overhaul is the ony fix. I had one that developed tha same
problem. Since the car was on loan to my nephew 800 miles
away, we donated the car for the tax deduction which was a
net financial gain.
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