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    ty.phonebooth@gmail.com
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    Default 1996 Lincoln Continental 4.6 V8 with transmission problems

    It's the "WIERD PART" that is confusing me.

    This tranny drives out great! It doesn't slip. It shifts out just
    fine. It
    pulls hard. The car has even been on a couple 1000 mile trips. Then,
    after
    about 2 months, when everything is going great, you get in one day and
    it
    will not go forward. After a day or two of rest, you can get in and
    drive
    away like nothing was ever wrong, and you won't have to worry about it
    for
    another 2 or 3 months, maybe even longer.

    The last time it gave us trouble, we disconnected the battery
    overnight. The
    next day everything was fine. Before, it seemed to have taken 2 or 3
    days to
    fix itself.

    The problem has actually went as long as 9 months with no problems,
    but here
    in the last couple months, it has messed up twice. This last time, the
    battery was
    disconnected overnight, and still the problem persists.

    I'm looking for a logical explanation of why this tranny would act
    this way.

    Ty

    Please CC your responses to me directly. Thank you.



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    Ashton Crusher
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    Default Re: 1996 Lincoln Continental 4.6 V8 with transmission problems

    I think there is an electrical gizmo on the side of the transmission
    that tells the transmission what gear you told it to be in. Sometimes
    they go bad and send the wrong signals to the transmission. If it has
    one they are about $150 to replace.


    On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 15:23:14 -0800 (PST), ty.phonebooth@gmail.com
    wrote:

    >It's the "WIERD PART" that is confusing me.
    >
    >This tranny drives out great! It doesn't slip. It shifts out just
    >fine. It
    >pulls hard. The car has even been on a couple 1000 mile trips. Then,
    >after
    >about 2 months, when everything is going great, you get in one day and
    >it
    >will not go forward. After a day or two of rest, you can get in and
    >drive
    >away like nothing was ever wrong, and you won't have to worry about it
    >for
    >another 2 or 3 months, maybe even longer.
    >
    >The last time it gave us trouble, we disconnected the battery
    >overnight. The
    >next day everything was fine. Before, it seemed to have taken 2 or 3
    >days to
    >fix itself.
    >
    >The problem has actually went as long as 9 months with no problems,
    >but here
    >in the last couple months, it has messed up twice. This last time, the
    >battery was
    >disconnected overnight, and still the problem persists.
    >
    >I'm looking for a logical explanation of why this tranny would act
    >this way.
    >
    >Ty
    >
    >Please CC your responses to me directly. Thank you.


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    Puddin' Man
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    Default Re: 1996 Lincoln Continental 4.6 V8 with transmission problems

    On Tue, 11 Nov 2008 01:13:03 -0700, Ashton Crusher <demi@moore.net> wrote:

    >I think there is an electrical gizmo on the side of the transmission
    >that tells the transmission what gear you told it to be in. Sometimes
    >they go bad and send the wrong signals to the transmission. If it has
    >one they are about $150 to replace.


    This would be the MLPS, certainly notoriously unreliable at
    least in older models (i.e. '94). I'd guess about $300 to
    replace at a dealer.

    To the OP: please to describe exact characteristics of auto
    when "it will not go forward". You insert key, start motor,
    perhaps shift from P to D, etc etc.

    Puddin'

    >On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 15:23:14 -0800 (PST), ty.phonebooth@gmail.com
    >wrote:
    >
    >>It's the "WIERD PART" that is confusing me.
    >>
    >>This tranny drives out great! It doesn't slip. It shifts out just
    >>fine. It
    >>pulls hard. The car has even been on a couple 1000 mile trips. Then,
    >>after
    >>about 2 months, when everything is going great, you get in one day and
    >>it
    >>will not go forward. After a day or two of rest, you can get in and
    >>drive
    >>away like nothing was ever wrong, and you won't have to worry about it
    >>for
    >>another 2 or 3 months, maybe even longer.
    >>
    >>The last time it gave us trouble, we disconnected the battery
    >>overnight. The
    >>next day everything was fine. Before, it seemed to have taken 2 or 3
    >>days to
    >>fix itself.
    >>
    >>The problem has actually went as long as 9 months with no problems,
    >>but here
    >>in the last couple months, it has messed up twice. This last time, the
    >>battery was
    >>disconnected overnight, and still the problem persists.
    >>
    >>I'm looking for a logical explanation of why this tranny would act
    >>this way.
    >>
    >>Ty
    >>
    >>Please CC your responses to me directly. Thank you.


    "Take Yo' Hand Out My Pocket (I Ain't Got Nothing What Belongs To You)!"
    - Rice Miller, who probably never even _heard_ of GW Bush, Paulson, etc

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    Ashton Crusher
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    Default Re: 1996 Lincoln Continental 4.6 V8 with transmission problems

    You might be able to reset it by just disconnecting the battery. Or
    maybe not.

    On Mon, 17 Nov 2008 12:52:02 -0800 (PST), Ty <ty.phonebooth@gmail.com>
    wrote:

    >Do you have any idea what this part is called or what the part number
    >is?
    >
    >I'm told that there is a component on the firewall that can be
    >unplugged to reset the computer. Does this sound familiar?
    >
    >Ty
    >
    >
    >On Nov 11, 2:13*am, Ashton Crusher <d...@moore.net> wrote:
    >> I think there is an electrical gizmo on the side of the transmission
    >> that tells the transmission what gear you told it to be in. *Sometimes
    >> they go bad and send the wrong signals to the transmission. *If it has
    >> one they are about $150 to replace.
    >>
    >> On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 15:23:14 -0800 (PST), ty.phonebo...@gmail.com
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >It's the "WIERD PART" that is confusing me.

    >>
    >> >This tranny drives out great! It doesn't slip. It shifts out just
    >> >fine. It
    >> >pulls hard. The car has even been on a couple 1000 mile trips. Then,
    >> >after
    >> >about 2 months, when everything is going great, you get in one day and
    >> >it
    >> >will not go forward. After a day or two of rest, you can get in and
    >> >drive
    >> >away like nothing was ever wrong, and you won't have to worry about it
    >> >for
    >> >another 2 or 3 months, maybe even longer.

    >>
    >> >The last time it gave us trouble, we disconnected the battery
    >> >overnight. The
    >> >next day everything was fine. Before, it seemed to have taken 2 or 3
    >> >days to
    >> >fix itself.

    >>
    >> >The problem has actually went as long as 9 months with no problems,
    >> >but here
    >> >in the last couple months, it has messed up twice. This last time, the
    >> >battery was
    >> >disconnected overnight, and still the problem persists.

    >>
    >> >I'm looking for a logical explanation of why this tranny would act
    >> >this way.

    >>
    >> >Ty

    >>
    >> >Please CC your responses to me directly. Thank you.


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    I also have a 1996 lincoln continental and the transmission stoped working today with no prior notice. I was driving to work this morning at about 55mph and the transmission just stoped working. Before this happend the car was driving and shifting just fine and out of no where it just stoped working . I coasted onto the shoulder of the freeway and checked around the car and there are no leaks and there seems to be nothing out of place. I also checked the fuses and relay and they are both in working oreder I looked at the gear shift on the top of the transmission that silver bar that move when you shift the transmission and it was moving rite along with the gear shift inside the car it seems like the gears aren't being engaged. It's the weirdest thing and I don't have a clue as to what to do and I am afraid of getting ripped off by the local mechanics so if there is anyone that can help me it would be greatly appreciated. Like I said it was working fine and at 55mph the trans. disengaged and the car wont go in any direction the only gear that is working is park.
    Last edited by jeromethompson; 10-08-2013 at 08:09 PM.

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