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I have a 1986 Ford Econoline 350 with a low mile

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I have a 1986 Ford Econoline 350 with a low mile transmission that was replaced 5 years ago. Truck sat for 8 mos., and the reverse and drive discs locked up together. Park is normal, then reverse rocks back and forth trying to go forward and back, and goes nowhere. Neutral acts as drive (forward) and so does drive, drive 2, and drive 1. Any way to fix with out a rebuild, or installing another used tranny?
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 11 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 11 months ago.

from the way you explain,,the fluid pressure ius certainly crossing over

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 11 months ago.

it is possible that the valve body gaskets are blown,,but i would think the problem is in fact internal..a bad seal or sealing ring

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 11 months ago.

i would think the transmission will need to be rebuilt or replaced,,sorry,i dont see an easy fix here


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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sir: I appreciate your honest answer, although it did not offer a solution to my problem. I would like to rate you excellent, yet,therefore, be charged just the $5 for the request and appointment, and not the full $37. How do I do that?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 11 months ago.

i am just being honest,the solution is to replace or rebuild.

understand that i can not help if the solution is easy or hard, just telling you the truth,no need to give you false hope..

i dont know how the rating works but i need a positive one if you feel im deserving


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