I inherited my grandfathers Lincoln Continental MKIV which spent most of
its life in a garage. It has about 40k miles on it, and is in excellent
condition. I drove it for a year with no problems but recently the trans
started acting funny. it doesnt want to go faster than 10mph and after a
minute or two, it doesnt want to go anywhere (and it makes a funny smell).
Reverse works great. A friend told me to have the trans flushed and filled
because hes had similar problems with other GMs. The mechanic I took the
car to says flushing and filling would be a waste and he wants to replace
do you have any ideas?
I'd say that unless the Mechanic had a good look at the car, he's only
after your cash...in this case, lots of it too. I would suggest you drain
and refill the Gearbox with fluid, It'll only cost a fraction of what a new
Gearbox would cost (a reconditioned gearbox can cost over
$1000....especially if it's an auto!)...I'm assuming it is an auto?...even
if it isn't I still say flush her out and see what happens, it might be
that the current fluid is either wearing too thin or that the level is too
low, also bear in mind that after time, thin splinters of metal from
transmission components will shave off and this obviously wont help either!
:thumbs: (make sure you get the right fluid too :thumbs: )
Good luck :smoke:
Don't forget the filter! Take it to a service center that will drop the pan,clean it and replace the filter, FORGET flush and fill. Check your owners manual for the trans fluid specs and demand thats what shall be put back in. :2cents:
Good point Lectroid, I may have miss read the opening post. Do you have problems actually getting the car in gear? if not, it might not be anything transmission related :smoke:
That's your typical jackass machanic bullsh*t spew.
I'd say your looking at a band adjustment and a foward clutch. But change fluid first and change filter.
Can you describe this smell?..
Does it smell like a pickled egg and beer fart?
What's the difference in the two?
Can't describe it,(could melt the hair off your face) it's a smell you won't forget. Hope you have the chance to experience it, at least once in your life time :orglaugh:
How bout sulfur and sewer gas, that's it :ticking:
Thats pretty sick man. :screwy:
Its an automatic, and the smell... its a foul burning smell. Not as bad
as egg fart, but worse than a beer fart.
The mechanic Im talking to wouldnt be doing the work. He has a trans guy at another location but Im sure he gets some sort of kickback for referring people. Im very reluctant to dump all that money (at least $1300) in this car because it costs me a small fortune in gas every week.
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