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Needing help big time on a transmission issue

2217 Views 5 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  SoCal2V
This is not about a mustang. it is about my little brothers 95 thunderbird V8. it shifts into reverse like its brand new but wont go into first very well and when it does the rpm's kick it hard and spin the tires. same problem when he slows down. the transmission kicks out of gear and creating the problem again. what could the problem be? and what all transmissions could i easily put into his car? just in case it is easier just to replace it. i have looked online and can find nothing so im coming to you guys for help
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I have a friend who had the same car same year same engine.. and Ofcourse same problem. His eventually got so bad that it was hard to move it into drive or reverse. His was automatic. after some time the car would not go over 35 mph because it would short out of first or second gear. he had it rebuild only for the same problem to arise again after 4 months.

I had done some research and I found that there is a solenoid of some kind on the transmission, some kind of sensor that is known to fail on those cars and causes the transmission to fail in such ways as described by you and me. Might want to look into that aswell before or soon after you have it rebuild. Hope this info didn't come to late. Those transmissions were made to handle a v8 with no problem.
It turns out the transmission solenoids are to blame. They give out somewhat early in life.
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