4 speed auto only has 2 gears!
I've struck a problem with my gearbox that I'm hoping someone can clue me in on. It's a 4 speed auto in a 91 Ghia V8.
When you jump in the car and put it in gear, it starts off in 1st as normal, but then revs right out and eventually drops straight into 3rd. It won't go into 4th at all. If you kickdown from 3rd, it goes straight back to 1st. I have tried manually selecting the gears, flicking betweem power and economy, and I'vs still only got 2 forward gears. Reverse works normally, and the gearbox drops quickly into each gear at idle when I move the T-bar. It's got the right amount of fluid in it.
The only thing I can think of is that the car has not been driven regularly over the last couple of months, and I've had to jump start the flat battery every time. A mate (347 stroker) suggested that the gearbox may be in "limp-home" mode & may need re-setting? This probelm occurred a couple of weeks ago, but fixed itself when I stopped the car and drove it agian later. I've tried disconnecting the battery and leaving it for a while.
Does anyone have any ideas?