why does my transmission take forever to shift into first, and second?

Asked by Nov 26, 2016 at 09:20 PM about the 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when I put my car into reverse, it doesn't hesitate. but when I shift it into drive,
the gear takes long to go into gear. I always have to rev it up for it to go

3 Answers

102,355

Of course the first thing too check is the fluid level and color, make sure it is full and has a bright red color, if the fluid is dark that could mean an internal tranny problem and should be checked by a professional. Next check for any trouble codes in the system, most parts stores can do this for free, if you have any transmission codes repair those before continuing on. If all of the above check out good then your going to have to take it to a trany shop so they can plug into the tranny control system and run the test procedures, they they can tell you what it will take to fix the problem, it could be the common solenoid failure that everyone seems to be experacing.

1,435

All of that is true, and sometimes adding TransX or Lucas transmission additive will make things work again. Have you ever had the fluid and filter changed?

no I haven't had the time or money as we bought it as is. we're taking it in anyway to see if it need any minor work, if it is major then we will salvage it.

Your Answer

Grand Marquis

Looking for a Used Grand Marquis in your area?

CarGurus has 1,744 nationwide Grand Marquis listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:

Mercury Grand Marquis Experts

  • #1
    Tracy Hooks
    Reputation
    5,780
  • #2
    kbro
    Reputation
    2,150
  • #3
    Js08016
    Reputation
    1,880
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lincoln Town Car
42 Great Deals out of 1,770 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Crown Victoria
4 Great Deals out of 1,071 listings starting at $1,496
Used Chevrolet Impala
540 Great Deals out of 35,140 listings starting at $900
Used Ford F-150
2,562 Great Deals out of 198,639 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
585 Great Deals out of 36,176 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
712 Great Deals out of 41,440 listings starting at $1,995
Used Cadillac DeVille
1,545 listings starting at $2,995
Used Lincoln Continental
14 Great Deals out of 3,851 listings starting at $35,890
Used Chevrolet Caprice
187 listings starting at $9,995
Used Ford Taurus
193 Great Deals out of 15,799 listings starting at $1,850
Used Buick LeSabre
17 Great Deals out of 1,782 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
26 listings starting at $5,450
2010 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 94 listings starting at $4,795
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 86 listings starting at $2,599
2008 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 156 listings starting at $2,790
2007 Mercury Grand Marquis For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 130 listings starting at $1,995

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.