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hdgene, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  25 Years Automotive experience,ASE Master & L1 certified. Ford certified trans rebuilder
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Lincoln Continental: I HAVE A 1999 CONTINENTAL THAT OUT OF

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I HAVE A 1999 CONTINENTAL THAT OUT OF THE BLUE WHEN STOPPED AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT IT WON'T MOVE , PUT IN PARK AND UP AND DOWN SHIFT THROUGH GEARS AND IT WILL RE ENGAGE . IT DOES THIS ONLY OCCASONALLY (3 TIMES OVER THE LAST 1 1/2 YEARS) ANY SUGGESTIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS.
THANKS *****
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  hdgene replied 1 year ago.
Hello It sounds like you have a small crack in the forward clutch piston in the forward clutch for the transmission. They originally used an aluminum piston in the clutch pack that would crack and cause a loss of engagement sitting at a stop in forward or reverse. So either the transmission would need to be overhauled and install the updated steel forward clutch piston or replace the transmission
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you very much I appreciate the info how long will a transmission last under this condition
Expert:  hdgene replied 1 year ago.
No real timetable, once the aluminum piston starts to crack it could be days or weeks, depends on how hard you drive the vehicle. Once it cracks, it will get bigger and lose all pressure in the forward clutch and no movement will occur
Expert:  hdgene replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  hdgene replied 1 year ago.
Hi, do you need more help with this concern?