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Old 09-14-2012, 05:57   #1 (permalink)
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1994 v8 Thunderbird transmission question

Hey guys, new to the forum here. Just bought a 94' bird with roughly 115k on it. My question is when the car is put in drive it seems like it only shifts down to 2nd. When I manually put it in 1 it tries to go, catches a bit but doesnt really move much. Also at the 3-4 shift under light acceleration it has a vibration in it... torque converter? I have no idea if either of these 2 things are related or is there an electrical issue or is my tranny on the way out? Anyone who could help point me in the right direction would be much appreciated!
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:48   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1994 v8 Thunderbird transmission question

I have a 1995 V8 with 85K on it. With the 4 speed auto it won't let you shift to first gear only second gear, you have to stop and start to get first. I also had a shudder problem with the car which turned out to
be the transmission or more accurate the torque converter. This seemed to be rather common on these years and there is a TSB on it, but. i googled the subject found a recommendation to try before changing or rebuilding both. Try replacing the fluid with Mercon V. Recommend using the transmission to pump out the old while pouring in the new. You can do this by pulling off the top line to the cooler. In this case it totally fixed the problem. It cost about $100.00 to do. It can be $2500.00 to replace the transmission & converter. Good Luck
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