No drive gear in 1997 ford thunderbird lx
You can pull the transmission dip stick to see if there is enough fluid and the color. Once the vehicle is warm, engine on, parked on a level surface, pull the dipstick, wipe and reinsert, pull out again, it should be in the cross hatched area. If not add small amounts at a time and check level between additions, with a funnel in the dipstick tube.
I had that problem and they found the fluid was burned, so I had the transmission rebuilt. Runs like a top now. Plan on keeping her.
Search Ford Thunderbird Questions
Ford Thunderbird Experts