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Lincoln Town Car transmission

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  • dtidealdtideal Posts: 1
    i have an 88 lincoln with an overdrive automatic ..when accelerating from a stop the transmission appears to be shifting from 1st to 3rd without going into second.. of course this causes the engine to lugg.. once it gets into 3rd I can not get the transmission to downshift by pressing on the accelerator... i can manually shift the car to low and accelerate but it still feels like it is trying to bypass 2nd when i shift into drive... i also can not get the trans to downshift from overdrive to 3rd.. simple throttle /transmission linkage adjustment issues or something more serious?? thanks

    dennis
  • duwanneduwanne Posts: 1
    91 lincoln towncar the overdrive just went out all a sudden slips when shifting from 3rd to overdrive .is there something simple to do or is it a major overhaul
  • rick176rick176 Posts: 2
    WHILE DRIVING IT WILL FILL LIKE IT IS SLIPPING NOT ALL THE TIME COM DOES NOT SHOW ANYTHING. CAR HAS 76000 MILES AND ALL MAINTENANCE HAS BEEN DONE SINCE IT WAS NEW. HAS ME WORRIED ABOUT A LONG TRIP BECAUSE IT IS NOT ALL THE TIME. WORRIED IT WILL GO BAD IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.
    ANY IDEAS OR SOMEONE WITH THE SAME PROBLEM AND A FIX.
    RICK
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,325
    Is the Mass Air Sensor original? If so, it can be cleaned, carefully, or replaced.
  • rick176rick176 Posts: 2
    I WILL FIND WHERE IT IS THANKS AND I WILL LET YOU KNOW.
    RICK
  • mccrnmccrn Posts: 2
    look i got this 93 towncar and drive it fine for a couple months. then one day it started slipping like it was low on fluid. fluid was fine. i changed the filter, and fluid and well it still did the same. i could granny it up to speed and it drives fine on the highway until it gets warm and then it wont go from first or second gear at all. i replaced the tranny and the new one does the same. i was told by a local tranny shop it was the clutch inside it and it would cost my 1400 dollars to fix, what are the chances the used tranny i bought does the same thing? it smells like the fluid is burned and well wont go anywhere... please let me know. mike
  • nfmstormnfmstorm Posts: 4
    the transmission shutters thumps grinds while driving usually over 30mpg it does it at steady speed and during up & downshifting anyone expierence this and found a fix or am I headed for the poor house on the repair.
  • nwraaanwraaa Posts: 159
    It is quite possible that the used transmission has the same problem. If the fluid is burned you will probably have to replace the transmission.
  • nwraaanwraaa Posts: 159
    Take it to a transmission shop. Let them give you the verdict. Shuddering, thumping, and grinding does not sound like a quick cheap fix.
  • mccrnmccrn Posts: 2
    i have reverse and nothing more, and well i didnt think the second tranny would act the same very way
  • melliereemellieree Posts: 1
    i have a 93 tc that only goes in reverse. I rebuilt trans but didnt work. bought used one from everdrive on line , it worked for about 30 miles but vibrated really bad then got hot and now only works in reverse again. i bought brand new torque convertor and had a shop install it but same results, PLEASE someone help. thanks
  • I have a 2005 Lincoln town car that has about 90 thousand on it, Today it will not shift into OD, Never had fluid or filter changed, Fluid is a little low maybe a pint, DOesn't smell like its burnt
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,325
    Do you think it has to smell burned to be contaminated? Change the oil. Now!
  • Not so sure if this is what it is but this is what someone told me it could be. I own a 1984 lincoln tc signature series and has 62,000 original miles,so it has been taken care of. But recently it started making these buzzing sounds that almost sound like bee's or something whenever I put it into park after an hour or so of driving. I'll stop,put it into park,it'll buzz for a while and won't stop,and then put it into drive or any other gear and it will stop. It only makes this sound after driving for a bit and only in park,and the sound is coming from under the car, around the tanny hump in the center. It's very loud and annoying. Someone please tell me if you know what it is?? And if its bad or not,and if there's any way to fix it.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Sounds like a pump or valve body deep within the transmission. Don't know if it's terminal, these were really tough transmissions, but with 25 years, this would not be an unusual phenomenum to experience. Have you had it serviced recently? If not, that is where I'd start. Probably wouldn't fix it unless the transmission began to functionally start acting up.
  • I am having the same problem exactly. Have you gotten any feedback or have you found the problem. Thanks
  • 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.
  • I posted what I found out before I knew I could reply direct to you its posted under #83 Good Luck
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,325
    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.
  • 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
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    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.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,325
    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.
  • i dont recall seeing any button on the directional lever,are you sure the 1991 lincoln towncars have one?
  • I had a 1990 Town Car and the over drive button was I believe on the end of the transmission shifter.
  • euphoniumeuphonium Great Northwest, West of the Cascades.Posts: 3,325
    If not there, where? :confuse:
  • So will this cause the engine to rev up but not allow the car to pull at all?
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