new car with tranny problem

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Old 08-05-08, 11:40 AM
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my fiance just bought a 95 grand marcis and when you start to go in drive it sifts fine from first to second but when it tries to shift in to drive it won't shift until anywhere from 30 to 45 mph we want to see if it's something small first and we don't know where to start i will take any advice anyone is willing to give me and ill look into what you guys think it could be thank you
 
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Old 08-05-08, 02:17 PM
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When it does shift into third doer it shift smooth or does it feel like you are driving over rumble strips? If this is the case a fluid change might cure your trouble. Your car has a plug on the torque converter to allow it to be drained, it must be drained when fluid is changed or it will not help. When refilling the trans pour in 4 quarts, start the engine and continue to fill, trans and converter will hold 9 or 10 quarts in total, add then check DO NOT OVERFILL.
 
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Old 08-17-08, 12:20 PM
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new car with a tranny problem

well we asked auto zone about it they said that we need to flush the system out and tighten the bands because the tranny fluid was almost black and smelled burnt when we checked the dip stick the fluid was barely touching the end so we added more to see if it was because no one put the fluid in that wasn't it so now we r waiting for money to do what auto zone suggested.
 
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Old 08-17-08, 01:08 PM
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Look below the throttle body where the accelerator linkage is......There should be an extra cable that runs to the body of the trans.......Make sure it hasnt broken off.....
 
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it shifts smooth when you do it manualy put if we let it shift on it's own it's rough
 
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Old 09-02-08, 04:32 AM
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Just a random thought, but I wouldn't be consulting an auto parts store for auto repair advice. Auto parts stores with qualified mechanics on staff are few and far between. Having said that, a fluid & filter change as twister recommends wouldn't hurt.

I suspect a 13+ year old vehicle with tranny fluid that is black and burnt isn't long for this world. You said "new" car; this was recently purchased?

Side note for diezel: Will a '95 Marquis throw tranny codes?
 
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Old 09-06-08, 03:57 AM
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Side note for diezel: Will a '95 Marquis throw tranny codes?
It depends......

After 1996 ...all cars are OBD2 ...the earlier stuff wasnt required to have "Monitors " for non critical "Engine " functions. Being a 95...it could go either way.
 
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Old 09-06-08, 04:05 AM
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Just curious; I can pull tranny codes on my '94 wrecker (Chevy/Isuzu).
 
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we bought it off of someone and i don't know if it will throw codes and it was a mechanic at the auto part store but we were also told by another that most of the time flushing a 95 marquis is bad they said 95% of the time it will kill the car
 
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Old 09-15-08, 02:33 PM
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Just curious; I can pull tranny codes on my '94 wrecker (Chevy/Isuzu).
obd2....You have the new stlyle DLC.
 
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Old 09-15-08, 05:59 PM
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yes you can pull codes on a 95 Gran Marquis but you need a new generation star tester, and the only place that you might find one of these is at a Ford Dealer .
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