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need help with auto trans problem
BJL Offline
Moderator
#1
ahhh go figure 5 days before im gonn apaint the damn car it start giving me this sh*t.

ok the porblem. both started at the same time, so i guess they are related.
1) after the trans fliud fianlly warms up it has trouble with reverse, i can get it to move in reverse but it only work for maybe 2-3 seconds then it just cuts out, so i put it bakc in reverse and another 2-3 seconds, so it works for a lil while.
2) agian once it warms up 2-3 shift is very hesistant, it shifts you cna feel it bu tit doeasnt drop in rpm, but i have to let up and when i do it shits into 3 and im on my way. but very annoying in stop and go traffic being the car shifts in to 3rd about 30mph on light loud.

today i plan on this. i have a glass type fuel filter inline near the trans coolers tyo filter out soem cra from when i lost O/D.
im gonna change that, and i noticed a few weks back im about 2-3 quarts over ful?!?! im gonna drian it out some.

is there one part that is really doing or a bunch, i want soem deep techinical info im digging deep this time, it onyl has to last 5 more days!!!!!!!!!



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Brian J Larkin
1988 Non-Turbo Turbo Coupe
med gray met. raven/gray interior, fully loaded minus leather and sunroof!
converted to N/A 2.3l by previuos owner, but its a nice driver with working A/C!
sequentail turn signals, 3g alt,afpr, k&n, 2 1/2in cold air intake.
custom 2in dual exhuast with SN95 SS tips. Tripcomputer, a/f and vac guages. color coded wheels and under going body work and repaint!
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd
dark blue metallic (the original Turbo!)
gillis boost valve, k&n cone,AFPR, 255lph, HP pump,3G 130amp alt, 3.73 gears,mild torquie cam, factory DP, 2003 mustang take off SS mufflers and custom BJL 2 1/4 tails.
(needs a front frame pull) DOH!!!!!
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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Ryan H Offline
Posting Freak
#2
SAME thing happened to me. My auto was overfilled.

It wouldn't go into reverse, it wouldn't go into drive unless it was in overdrive. If I put it directly to 3rd 2nd or 1st it wouldn't go at all. I knew the tranny wasn't dead 'cause it gave no warning.

I came home, checked the fluid and it was about 3-4 qts. overfilled. I loosened the bolts enough to let the fluid slowly pour out into an empty oil bottle until I took out 3 qts. Checked the fluid again, it was in the right zone this time however the tranny still didn't work, so I blocked off the wheels in case it decided to give out overnight and roll into my neighbor's house and went to bed. Woke up the next morning, started it up for work, and it shifted perfect.

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1987 TC, "Built" A4LD, Burgundy/Burgundy, 120,315 miles, all options but sunroof/leather, front end trashed...

1988 TC, 5 speed, Burgundy ext./Blue int., rolled back miles (lol), all options but leather, sunroof, salvage title Big Grin

In the process of turning the 88 into what the 87 was Smile

1987 3.8L V6, auto, 160K miles, no options.

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BJL Offline
Moderator
#3
well i cleaned the inlien filter, droppe dthe pan and reinstlaled it, fille dit up to the correct amount, but stil the same shit, shitty reverse and shitty shift 2-3
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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2birdsinthefalls887 Offline
Senior Member
#4
Hey Bri,
Your problem is in the direct/reverse clutch pack, this is applied for both reverse and direct/3rd gears. Bad seals in the drum, or on the center support, or a cracked center support could all cause the problem, this means overhaul time:-(. Sorry guy, but that is the only way out that I can see from here. Good luck Bri.

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87 T/C,base, 5spd, bright red metalic, 136,000 miles, mods: auburn diferential with 3.73 gears,140 mph speedo,adjustable cam gear set at 4degrees advance,Gillis valve set to 16 psi, and of course the A&A wing.Had this one since 1992. My pride and joy of the fleet. It will always be the favorite.
88 T/c,semi loaded, auto trans, 179,000 miles also bright red metalic, is this the only color these cars came in? lol. was daily driver, and is now totaled,now it's a parts car.
88 Turbo Coupe,loaded 104,000,5spd,bright red metallic again, I can't seem to get away from this color!LOL, Soon to be the new daily driver.
88 Turbo Coupe,Fully loaded, auto trans, 105,000,Charcoal grey, Yes! I finally got somthing other than Bright red metallic!
One of the last 2 will be the new daily driver, not sure which?
Been to Carlisle 2002,2003,and 2004, met alot of cool NATO people and had a blast!
87 T/C,base, 5spd, bright red metalic, 136,000 miles. My pride and joy of the fleet.
88 Turbo Coupe,loaded 104,000,
88 Turbo Coupe,Fully loaded,
Been to Carlisle 2002,2003, 2004,2005,2006,2007
And damn proud to be a NATO member!
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#5
well its conversion time, gonan go with cable clutch and 5spd al form my 83 TC.

funny thing abotu this trans, is that onc eit shifts to 3rd, its fine! prefect, driev liek dream, converter lock-up is msooth, drives graet! just agravting, well im converting it next weekend after i get the car painted on wednesday. so im not goign this winter with otu a TC, i did htat last year and its sucked dirvign a 4cyl mustang, no style!

i got a ford A4LD refernce manul, a binder type one, and me and ym dad have been reading about thtis trans! cant wit til it sout to disassemble and maybe even attmept to rebuild it!!! o im excited, gonna dpiant it wednesdya sunday convert to 5spd, and the weeks after that learn about the A4LD, you dunno how much excitement this is for me!
SWEEET!!
and with converting i dotn have that annoying idle in drive rumble, tone deafing bass, vibration! wahooo! just gotta fix the parking brake!

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Brian J Larkin
1988 Non-Turbo Turbo Coupe
med gray met. raven/gray interior, fully loaded minus leather and sunroof!
converted to N/A 2.3l by previuos owner, but its a nice driver with working A/C!
sequentail turn signals, 3g alt,afpr, k&n, 2 1/2in cold air intake.
custom 2in dual exhuast with SN95 SS tips. Tripcomputer, a/f and vac guages. color coded wheels and under going body work and repaint!
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd
dark blue metallic (the original Turbo!)
gillis boost valve, k&n cone,AFPR, 255lph, HP pump,3G 130amp alt, 3.73 gears,mild torquie cam, factory DP, 2003 mustang take off SS mufflers and custom BJL 2 1/4 tails.
(needs a front frame pull) DOH!!!!!
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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