i have a 1967 four door thunderbird with a 390 big block. i belive something is wrong with the transmission because when in automatic it never changes from first and in order to start the car it must be in neutral...

Asked by Oct 07, 2014 at 12:42 PM about the 1967 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

98,565

Does your T-bird have the swing away steering wheel? If it does normal wear can cause the park switch to misalign for the park position, try moving and holding the shift lever up in the park position as you turn the key, if it cranks then it is and adjustment or a worn switch pawl, you may wind up replacing the neutral safety switch. The tranny shift problem is not related to the neutral switch. Check the vacuum supply to the transmission modulator valve, if there is no vacuum the valve will hold the trans in low gear until the pressures build up in the valve body forcing a pressure shift, this will occur at a very high engine RPM so it is not recommended you try to get it to pressure shift, the other thing to check is the trans kickdown rod, make sure it is connected up and moves freely. HTH

5,385

Sounds like a linkage adjustment problem

Your Answer

Ford Thunderbird Experts

  • #1
    Larry Sturgis
    Reputation
    1,640
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,550
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
748 Great Deals out of 42,144 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Corvette
253 Great Deals out of 22,051 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
415 Great Deals out of 31,585 listings starting at $2,395
Used Mercury Cougar
212 listings starting at $1,421
Used Dodge Charger
424 Great Deals out of 27,610 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
54 Great Deals out of 2,704 listings starting at $3,950
Used Pontiac Firebird
9 Great Deals out of 811 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Impala
591 Great Deals out of 34,493 listings starting at $1,250
Used Porsche 911
104 Great Deals out of 4,891 listings starting at $11,500

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
83 listings starting at $9,500
2004 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
124 listings starting at $7,500
2003 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 158 listings starting at $9,487
2002 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 364 listings starting at $6,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.