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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-24-03, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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I was just give an XA falcon 500 for free, its been sitting for a year without being started or moved, its in good condition, i started first time with a new battery but it will only engage Park or neutral, it has a 3spd colum auto, and wont engage 1st, 2nd, drive, or reverse, any tips on what might be causing the problem?

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Re: Auto Problems

Best start would be to check the oil level..
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Not sure, but I think they would have mechanical linkages to the tranny. Get someone to go through the gears (engine off) and see if you can see whats happening with the linkages, either in engine bay or under the car. Probably something worn.


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I believe you stated that this is an automatic tran's? If the car has sit for very long, dirt could have settled to the bottom, possibly restricting the filter. Try doing a service on it and see.

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