4R70W lost overdrive
So my transmission has no overdrive 175k miles on it. When I got the car the transmission fluid was very dirty and smelled like trains. I have drained the pan and torque converter and changed the filter and all this did was make the car shift smoother with overdrive off. But if I try to turn overdrive on it just revs as it tries to shift into overdrive without ever shifting.
Assuming its the overdrive band this would require a full transmission drop right? I can pick up a used 4R70W for ~$300 bucks on ebay. Would this be a better option then having my transmission rebuilt and/or replacing the overdrive band?
I have never dropped or installed a transmission before and do not own a transmission jack. Is this something with help I can accomplish? In January I will start going to school far away and traveling over 50 miles a day and probably want overdrive then but I have a few months to figure it out.
BTW: No codes flash or anything of that sort when the car is trying to engage into overdrive.
1999 Crown Victoria P71 (175k miles)
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