It's been sitting for a few weeks now, I've posted on a different forum and I'm in need of help, or I need to sell it...or scrap it.
I believe it's possibly a stuck 1-2 valve in the valve body..because it won't shift into second gear... I've changed the fluid,filter,and gaskets, the fluid didn't smell burned, but it wasn't a bright red, it was shiny and somewhat dark, but it didn't have any metal shavings or any kind of dirt or debris in the pan,it was all nice and clean. I put the filter on along with the gaskets,and the new fluid, and it was a no go it still wouldn't shift into second. The throttle valve linkage (rod) is hooked up with the correct (rip off) bushing with clip, it wasn't before. It had always shifted before,even without the bushing,the rod would fall off out of frustration (when I had a bad fuel pump,it would stall and I'd mash the gas pedal over and over) and it wouldn't shift, it would keep going up and up in rpm's, connect it back on the linkage,and it would shift right into second.
It's a 1984 Lincoln Towncar signature,tbi with aod,cruise cable,throttle cable,and tv linkage(rod).
Thursday or Friday whichever day I have time, me and my neighbor are going to pull the transmission, look at the valve body,and up above it. One question though, are there shift solenoids? I'm not good with transmissions since I've never worked on one, this is my first vehicle and my learning vehicle. I've done lots of work to it,and I don't want this to be the cause to sell it or scrap it. I've heard also about some spring up by the side of the transmission above the valve body has a tendency of falling off it's holding grove?
Anyways, I think it's either the 1-2 valve or (1-2 solenoid if it has one idk) neighbor told me a solenoid has to be electrical, but I saw a video of someone taking one apart from a 1980'/4/5 crown vic, and it had 3 solenoids in it. One for 1-2,another for reverse and neutral I think, I'm not sure on that. And the last one for overdrive. Considering since Lincoln is part of Ford, that mine also has those three. Correct?
Please respond and tell me if I'm correct on my thoughts of what this could be please. I need my vehicle to get to work lol.