Has anyone experienced this one, if so, any thoughts?
After about 30-40 minutes of bumper to bumper traffic, when accelerating the
RPM's go to 3000 and the car does not move any faster. It feels as if the
transmission is not functioning and I am in neutral. It then "catches" and
will continue on. This may happen 5 times during this interval. On short
trips (time and distance)- no problem. On the freeway, no problem. One shop
replaced the transmission fluid, a few months later another shop used more
expensive transy fluid. With tongue in cheek, I took it to the dealer. They
diagnosed it as a sensor after having it in the shop for a week. The very
next day- same problem. After a second week in the shop- no answer. Other
than B to B and 30-40 minutes of it, the car works fine.
Don't know the solution to your problem. But, has anyone advised you
that the transmission in the '94 T-Bird (and also '93 and '95, I
believe) is a POS? Transmission repair companies love the T-Birds and
Taurus's of that vintage. It keeps them in business.
Not trying to disparage your ownership of the car. I've got one too. The
tranny is a POS, the brakes are a POS, and I believe I am now learning
that the timing chains are a POS. I've got 9 Fords in my past and I've
liked everyone one of them, except for this '94 T-Bird POS.
It is my understanding that the tranny in our vehicles was not
engineered with adequate fluid cooling to certain parts. I suspect in
your B to B that the tranny is heating up and acting up. I wouldn't be
surprised if there is a class action suit against Ford for these trannies.
Fred Leickly wrote:
Pat is probably correct to suspect the MLP (Manual Lever Position)
sensor. I owned a '94 T-Bird and I had the same problem. This part is
not expensive and it is possible to replace it yourself. Check out the
following site for more information in their Tech articles area:
When mine would act up I would pull over to the side of the road and
shut the car off. I would then move the shift lever from park down to
low and back again and repeat this for maybe a dozen times or so. This
routine would usually solve the problem for awhile and then it would
return. Finally I replaced the part and it never bothered again.
I gotta '94 TBird LX V8 with 4r70w tranny. Have had
very similar problems over the years.
There are numerous potential points of failure in the
the 4r70w. I've not been able to sort it all out. It is
a "problem tranny".
Try this: let off the gas and shift to neutral when it revs up. When
it gets down to idle gently shift back into drive. This is what
I've been doing.
On Tue, 12 Aug 2003 01:57:51 GMT, "Fred Leickly"
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