transmission wont shift

Asked by Dec 27, 2012 at 02:06 PM about the 1987 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My wife was riding down the interstate the other day and said her bird started stalling out. She attempted to crank multiple times with no response. She was actually out of gas. When someone tried to jump her off. from setting on side of road with caution lights plus multiple attempts to crank, they connected a battery backwards while trying to start the bird. Then they did it correctly. When she tried to pull back on to the interstate the car would not come out of first gear.she had to manually shift into second eventually. We have parked the car and checked the fuses in fuse panel but are still not sure what has happened. There were no previous trans problems and the car is in great shape. Can anyone please help me get her back in her Baby Blue Bird?

2 Answers

335

I would cheack the relays.

4,735

It might be the modulator switch.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford Thunderbird Questions

Ford Thunderbird Experts

#1 oldtimer37
oldtimer37
Reputation 1,460
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,450
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
396 Great Deals out of 44,403 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
202 Great Deals out of 20,888 listings starting at $4,993
Used Chevrolet Camaro
306 Great Deals out of 38,867 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford F-150
2,876 Great Deals out of 212,656 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Firebird
13 Great Deals out of 797 listings starting at $2,991
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
86 Great Deals out of 3,324 listings starting at $2,988
Used Ford Taurus
261 Great Deals out of 20,626 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger
392 Great Deals out of 30,065 listings starting at $2,343
Used Mercury Cougar
241 listings starting at $2,495
Used BMW 3 Series
1,461 Great Deals out of 38,438 listings starting at $1,700

Used Cars For Sale