MY 1985 CROWN VIC WONT SHIFT NORMALLY .NEED TO FLOOR IT TO GET IT INTO SECOND ,ONCE IT WARMS UP SOME IT GOES INTO SECOND BUT GOES IN AND OUT OF THIRD GEAR SOME TIMES IT WONT GO INTO THIRD AT ALL .

Asked by Dec 22, 2014 at 08:15 AM about the 1986 Ford Crown Victoria

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Check your trans fluid levels. Then check your AOD's throttle pressure rod or cable. The AOD transmission that is in your CV does not have a vacuum modulator, instead it has a cable that runs from the carb/throttle body to the trans. The plastic grommet that hold it in place get brittle with age and heat and breaks apart. This rod/cable is what controls the shift points. It is circled in red in the pic:

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Check fluid level? Is the fluid nice and red or dark red, orange, or brown? If the other things are ok, then it might be the shift accumulator or other pieces in the valve body of the trans.

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