Hello. Just had the transmission rebuilt. 90 Ford Mustang 4 Cyl engine.
Had a complete rebuild job done on the transmission. Got it back, now wont go
into second gear or higher. Took it back and they reopened it up and checked
and said all was fine. Now once again, wont go into second. Goes to about 25-30
mph and rpms are jumping up around three. So I called again and now they said
it could be the engine.
Can anyone shed some light on this.
The trans was rebuilt and tor. converter also was new. Any other ideas? Called
them once again today, and they still insist it is a motor problem and not the
transmission. One other thing, yesterday morning, car ran fine at startup. Did
shift and all. Then all of a sudden, back to only first gear automatic again.
Rpms raced up to 3 and still would not shift so I could go faster. Was a real
pain. Dont want to continue to drive it as fear of blowing the motor or
something. Still dont know what to do. Since we did take it back twice to the
mechanic and says they rechecked everything again and all was fine. Dont know!
If i remember right every ford i dealt with goes to 2nd when you shift it to
second by hand....
have you tried to drive it like that when conditions are so bad that it wont
shift on its own... this is to get you by thats all...
have you personally checked the basics.. fluid level etc.. maybe the guy
forgot to fill the damn thing
Not all fords with Automatic transmissions will let you force into second
gear. Mine has Park, neutral, reverse, Overdrive, overdrive lockout, and
But on his car I don't know what it has. You're right though, some do have
a forcable 1st and 2nd.
He easily could have damaged the governor seals, the vacuum modulator and or
internal valve could be bad. There could be something in the valve body. The TV
hold back valve could be stuck, there are a number of possibilities. The engine
has nothing to do with it. The only thing it provides in the way of making the
transmission shift is vacuum. It is a transmission control problem, not engine.
It's clear the mechanic does not want to back up his work. That is why I would
take it somewhere else to get it diagnosed and fixed. In doing so you will now
have receipts and such then take him to court. Make reports to the better
business people, make noise so that he is uncomfortable. You paid for a service
and did not get what you paid for.
reimburse them for the bill. If they won't do it, sue the first shop.
Also, make a written record (log) of the conversations you had with the
first shop about this, including dates and times and names. If you don't
have the names, go back with the log and talk to them again. For everyone
you talked to in the past, make sure you get the names. This really will
help in court.
I had something of the same with Escort a couple months ago. 1-2 but no
2-3 or OD.
My Tranny is an electronically controlled jobby and it's problem ended
up being a bad ground.
Had it in the tranny shop and they couldn't fix. Took back home, looked
up car http://www.alldatadiy.com/ (had subscription) symptoms brought me
to bad grounds but mosty for Tranny Electronic controller, inspected
car, found ground from body to tranny broken, replaced & no more
Maybe your fix is 2ft of wire.
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