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#22 of 99 1988 towncar trans. problem
Mar 25, 2008 (9:09 am)
#23 of 99 1988 towncar trans. problem
Mar 25, 2008 (8:08 am)
Car has about 142000 miles, owned 1 mo. pd. $200. Great car but on trip 150 miles from home the car decides not to shift above 2nd gear. Fluid is kinda burnt looking but no particles notes in fluid.
Any luck of maybe a fluid and filter change would help? And maybe another something to look for or is an overhaul in order for it? Also what is the trans. name so I could look for a rebuild kit. I have done rebuilds in past on C-4 and C-6 but many years back and my son is wanting to get his hands dirty and cut!! So this might be an opportunity for him to learn a little auto mech.
Thanks for any help from a very informative forum!!
#24 of 99 Re: 1988 towncar trans. problem [maxx512]
Mar 25, 2008 (9:09 am)
Fluid is kinda burnt looking (If kinda burnt - it's burnt)
When you change the tranny fluid remember to drain the torque converter as well. Remember to install a new filter while you're in there.
#25 of 99 Re: 1988 Lincoln Town Car slow shifting in o/d [rhtrans]
Apr 09, 2008 (7:16 pm)
I want to thank all those who replied to my inquiry about the tranny slipping on my
1988 Lincoln Town Car Signature Sedan, Well I had a worn out linkage gomment
that only cost ten dollars, and it was located near the top of the engine
the guy snapped it right in no time and it is shifting fine
once again thanks for all your assistance
#26 of 99 Confused
Apr 15, 2008 (5:41 pm)
I just recently bought a 89 Lincoln TC Signature Series from a gentleman going into the service. For the first two days the car drove fine I just had to replace a radiator cap. But then the radiator hose busted then the car started running hot then the transmisson started slipping. I've replaced the hose, but the car still runs hot and the tranny is even worse. It won't shift smoothly, while driving it idles real high and loudly then it jerks into 2nd,3rd. It runs hot after only moments on the freeway my guess is from it not shifting gears correctly. Please any help in this situation would be greatly appreciated. Thank You in advance.
#27 of 99 Re: Confused [89boss]
Apr 16, 2008 (9:38 am)
Excessive heat is the transmission's enemy. Hoses are like shoe strings. When one goes - others fail as well, including the coolant lines running to and from the automatic transmission. When the radiator cap was replaced it caused the proper amount of pressure to be exerted on the cooling system.
Replace all other hoses under the hood especially the little by pass hose on top of the engine. Clean or replace the coolant lines running to the transmission. Now that the transmission fluid has been overheated, replace the fluid in it and the torque converter. While the pan is off, replace the transmission filter as well.
#28 of 99 2005 Towncar has high RPMs
May 01, 2008 (6:31 pm)
47K miles. I've already had the tranny oil serviced by the dealer. (Sometimes), When at gliding at 20mph and I give a little gas, the gear shifts down and the RPMs go higher than they should for longer than they should. Then, gear goes up and RPMs go way down and car loses oomph until I either give more gas or wait a few seconds for the car to come alive. It almost seems like it is skipping a gear. Again, it's not all the time. But, annoying when it does happen. It's been doing this since I bought it 2 years ago.
Is this normal for Towncar? If not, any ideas?
May 16, 2008 (1:38 pm)
i have a 1989 lincon town car with 27000 miles on it and when i put it in over drive it will go through the first two gears but not in ot over drive. when i put it in drive it will go though the first two what is wrong help please
#30 of 99 Re: overdrive problem [stevecrowell]
May 16, 2008 (3:38 pm)
it probably neutralizes going into o/d yes/no? but when you pull down to regular drive it holds 1,2,and 3rd...... if yes the o/d band is burnt and the trans will have to come out. if the trans neutralizes in 3rd gear the direct frictions are burnt and even if the trans goes to 4th gear you still have no 3rd holding so either way it sound like a overhaul to me
#31 of 99 Lincoln TCar Transmission Problem (I think)
Jun 01, 2008 (3:47 pm)
This is my 2003 TC- problem started few days ago, in slow speed or 1st gear car feels like sometimes it will die on me. I took it to mechanics shop, 1st day- they changed gas filter & oil change, problem didn't solve. 2nd day- they changed fuel pump, problem didn't solve. 3rd day- they changed transmission full oil & filter, and a little spring underneath the trans. (sorry I forgot the part name). So far I have paid them lots of money, unfortunately problem still exist. Tomorrow I'm planning to take the car to different mechanics shop. Any advice.