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1989 Lincoln Town car. It's not shifting into OD. Thoughts?

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1989 Lincoln Town car. It's not shifting into OD. Thoughts?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Hello, it upshifts into neutral? Or just stays in third gear?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Stays in 2nd. It will not shift into OD/3rd
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Usually there is a fialure with the trans tv linkage at the throttle body, this cable/linkage regulates how the trans upshifts. If the linkage is broken off the throttle body throttle linkage it burns out 3rd gear(direct clutch) and causing this type of concern, if the linkage is hooked up and moving properly id still suspect a 3rd gear failure, this is a weak link in the transmission/common failure. You are looking at an overhaul or trans replacement