Rough Shifting Transmission
My 1987 560 SL with 109,000 miles has the following transmission problems:
1. When putting the transmission into D, there is a slight hesitation, then a heavy "clunk".
2. The 2-3 shift is rough, and the 3-4 shift seems to occur too early.
3. There is also a delay in downshifting when I step hard on the gas pedal to pass someone. Brief hesitation, then bangs into gear.
I already searched the archives, and changed the modulator with no improvement. I hope this is a relatively easy (and cheap) fix. Any ideas?
1986 560SEC: 150,000 miles, runs great, but I've got to sell it (too many cars for one man)
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1989 T-Bird Super Coupe: 150,000 miles, still runs great. Ford got it right.