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Old 03-26-2006, 06:42 PM
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Default Transmission Doesn't Shift

I drove the car upwards of 25 mph and there was no shift. The transmission was in D1. Fluid level is full.

My manual says the governor or valve body are likely responsible. Where do I start with this?
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Old 03-26-2006, 11:53 PM
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Default RE: Transmission Doesn't Shift

When you say "won't shift" do you mean won't shift out of low?
Mine does that. It's a linkage/strg clmn issue. I usually have to either have it hang up in low, or start in 2nd, then play with the shift lever to get it right. Start off in D2 and see if it goes 2nd-3rd as it should, then stop, start off in L, then slip it into D1 and see if it goes right. If not, then it could be internal.
Try the easy fix stuff 1st. All old Ford's, TBirds mostly, have very sloppy shft linkage.


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Old 03-27-2006, 12:56 AM
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Default RE: Transmission Doesn't Shift

I didn't think to try putting it in D2. I found neutral and then moved the shift lever through 2 distinct clicks, and assumed I was in D1. I do have a sloppy linkage. When I drove, it felt like I started in 1st gear and never left 1st gear.

I'll try what you mentioned ASAP.
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:20 PM
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It will be the weekend before I can check. To get a head start, if it doesn't do the 2-3 shift either, where should I start in addressing this problem? Preliminary searching has failed to turn up governors or valve bodies for sale.
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:51 AM
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Default RE: Transmission Doesn't Shift

I'm reasonably sure it's a linkage issue. I'm told there is a servo that can hang up in there. Just an adjustment, as are the (two) band adjustments. Try the D2 thing.

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Old 03-29-2006, 12:55 AM
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Default RE: Transmission Doesn't Shift

I was also told lack of use isn't good either. Makes things stick. We gotta drive these cars !!! I (try) to make it a point to drive mine once (or twice) a month . . . Just to blow the cobwebs out. I took my 60 out a few days ago . . . ran her up to about 80 on the freeway. Got back, ran the top down then back up (good to use the conv top too-keep those parts moving)

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