No drive gear in 1997 ford thunderbird lx

Asked by Jan 14, 2017 at 07:34 PM about the 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: General

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You can pull the transmission dip stick to see if there is enough fluid and the color. Once the vehicle is warm, engine on, parked on a level surface, pull the dipstick, wipe and reinsert, pull out again, it should be in the cross hatched area. If not add small amounts at a time and check level between additions, with a funnel in the dipstick tube.

I had that problem and they found the fluid was burned, so I had the transmission rebuilt. Runs like a top now. Plan on keeping her.

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