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#83 of 99 2003 Lincoln Town car Transmission Shudder
Nov 02, 2011 (5:06 am)
I did some research on the transmission shudder that feels like your driving over rumble strips usually between 3rd & overdrive gear and found that its something to do with the tourgue lochup converter which can be remedied by changing the transmission fluid. I have not done it yet but I contacted aamco transmissions who also now offer other car repairs because they have a service that will flush the tranny & also remove the pan & change the filter they quoted me $99.00 which is a phenominal price not sure if it was just a special. I definitely want the pan fluid emptied and a new filter most shops that offer fluid flush charge extra to drop the pan & install a new filter but thats what I'm going for.
#84 of 99 Re: transmission slipping [345bill]
Nov 02, 2011 (5:35 am)
I posted what I found out before I knew I could reply direct to you its posted under #83 Good Luck
#85 of 99 Re: 2003 Lincoln Town car Transmission Shudder [nfmstorm]
Nov 02, 2011 (6:57 am)
Had to replace the converter on my 2002 TC. When the shutter starts, it is almost too late to change the fluid. I had myine changed at a local shop whose owner was the shop forman at the local L/M before it bellied up and sold out.
#86 of 99 Re: 2003 Lincoln Town car Transmission Shudder [nfmstorm]
Nov 07, 2011 (9:15 am)
I have a 2004 Town Car and on the weekend with my young daughter driving it I felt the shudder and swore we were going over rumble strips. It did this about 4 times in the course of 20 miles and it seemed to happen when the car was going between 3rd and overdrive 4th gear. The local trans shop says no cure except to replace the 4th gear clutches and quoted $1,600 CDN. No service has been done to this transmission and I also wonder if a fluid change and filter might help. It hasn't happened since and I have driven over 100 miles.
#87 of 99 Re: 2003 Lincoln Town car Transmission Shudder [towncardad]
Nov 07, 2011 (10:11 am)
Converter was not overyly expensive. If fluid change did not fix it, my bet in the TC. That change to OD is where you will feel it most. Mine was not every time, just under certain conditions that progressively became closer to every time.
#88 of 99 Re: 2003 Lincoln Town car Transmission Shudder [towncardad]
Nov 07, 2011 (10:30 am)
If you chose the fluid change, don't let them "Power Flush". When my AOD was power flushed, it blew the dipstick seal & that cost more to repair. We suggest you drop the pan, change the filter, & install new fluid. Drain the torque converter as well.
#89 of 99 transmission slipping
Dec 11, 2011 (6:43 am)
i am looking at buying a 1991 lincoln town car with 55,000 original miles.When i test drove the car it ran fine as long as i had the transmission in the D position, i put it in OD the transmission would not pull. Can anyone tell me what might be the problem,the car has not been driven much in the last few years
#90 of 99 Re: transmission slipping [robtxs]
Dec 12, 2011 (11:30 am)
Hmmmmm.......I don't like the sound of that. 20 year old car, lots of rubber that could be dried out, especially if not driven much. May need more than a fluid change. Best suggestion would be to drive it as much as possible in the D range, and try OD every once in a while, see if it kind of comes out of it. IF not, the good news is, this transmission isn't a fortune to rebuild or replace, and it's a very good one too. You can always drive it in D if you want to as well, you'll just suffer some mileage doing so. Good luck! IF the car is in nice shape, and not expensive, I'd risk it.
#91 of 99 Re: transmission slipping [robtxs]
Dec 12, 2011 (12:35 pm)
I understand that when you start the car, it will shift into Overdrive about 40 mph. Pressing the button on the side of the directional lever locks it out of O Drive, but after the engine is turned Off the transmission will again shift to O Drive.
#92 of 99 Re: transmission slipping [euphonium]
Dec 13, 2011 (5:19 pm)
i dont recall seeing any button on the directional lever,are you sure the 1991 lincoln towncars have one?