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Default 1998 Mustang V6 Transmission Problem

So I picked up this 1998 V6 with 213k and transmission issues, but I'm not sure what the problem is exactly. I'm new to working on my own cars, so all the help I can get is greatly appreciated.

Before I brought the car home from the tow company I bought it from, the mechanic said it smelled like the bearings in the transmission are burnt up because the transmission had very little fluid in it when he went to drain the fluid out of it.

I got it home and tried to fart around with it and see if I could get it to drive if I filled the tranny up with fluid.... no luck. The engine will only stay running as long as the clutch pedal is pressed to the floor. If you start letting the pedal out, the RPM's decrease and eventually the engine will die. The car doesn't even stay running with the transmission in neutral. If you let the clutch pedal out quickly the car jumps a little, but dies instantly.

Does anybody know what could be causing this? Is it the clutch? Throw out bearing? Complete transmission bearings shot?

Would I be better off replacing the whole transmission or trying to rebuild the transmission if that is what needs to be done? I would prefer to take the challenge on of rebuilding it if that is what has to be done to get the car back on the road instead of replacing because I like the challenge, and think it would be a great learning experience for me.

Thanks for all your help
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213K, dull paint, Transmission blown no more!!!!!!! She ain't much now, but give her a little time
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