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Old 11-30-2017, 01:26 PM
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Default Sudden and total tranny loss?

Not a "Ford" but pretty much same as.... Since I'm getting no responses on Lincoln forums.

I have a 94 Lincoln 4.6, and it's an old beater, and I haven't a lot of money to sink in it. Up till yesterday the tranny seemed OK other than some rough shifting and shifting maybe too often between 3rd and 4th and I suspect between 2nd and third on occasion.

In any case, yesterday I took off and rode up the road OK but lost power after just a mile, and then it just acts like it's in neutral no matter what. There is fluid, if anything it's a little overfilled, and it doesn't seem particularly burnt or anything. I suspect the linkage is fine as well, as it worked just fine when I pulled out of the driveway and nothing has changed about it's feel, though I can't guarantee anything. I currently can't even look at the car because it didn't make it home and I'm stuck, but I have heard some say things like loss of vacuum somewhere can cause such behavior?

As I said the car is a beater and I have little money. Bad as it is on gas I'm not likely to put much effort into fixing it unless the fix is simple and not hugely costly. If I had access to a cheap tranny, it is something I might undertake, but I really can't see spending over $200 on this boat, I'd likely be better off finding a beater Taurus or Escort or something and saving on gas. Still the engine runs well and I do like the simplicity of RWD, so if anyone knows of anything that could cause this problem, I sure would like to know and have an idea where to start?
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:33 PM
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Since you can't use it at all, there is nothing to lose by dropping the trans pan and checking/replacing the filter, cost definitely under $200.00, what do you think?
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