I have a 1988 Mercury Grand Marquis. I am taking it into a friend
this week to have the transmission fluid and filter changed out. I
bought this car used and actually have had no real problems with it,
except one possible. I was taught years ago that the way you check
out a transmission is to drive to a hill and if it holds in Drive,
then the tranny is fine. If I go to a slight hill with this one, it
holds. But on a more drastic hill it goes backward.
My friend (who is a relatively good mechanic), says that he will
adjust the bands for me if I can get him the specs for the torque,
etc.. I looked in my local library, but could only find a Mitchell
manual with transmission specs for FMC 1986.
I need to ask you guys if this would be the same tranny as the 1988?
How do I know which transmission is on the car? There were several
listed in the manual. I have overdrive and the engine is a 5.0L
(302). Do you know of any other things that need to be checked out or
possibly changed out while he is in there? Can you answer here and
also email me privately so that I can be sure to get the posts?
Thanks and take care, Sharon firstname.lastname@example.org