I know everyone that this is for the MN-12 cars but a friend needs help. Here's the nutshell version: 87 cougar V6, auto trans, parked it for 6 months. Car starts & runs fine, all fluids are good, trans won't shift out of park. Any ideas? I think it's something simple but I went brain dead on this one! Dave
Thanks for the reply 94bird.I haven't touched the car yet,this has only been over the phone. It won't even come out of park, I think linkage but like I said I'll go on the road trip to find out.The earlist factory manuals I have are the 91 full set and 70 & 69 sets.Dave. Oh, if it's linkage is it wire type or rod type?
If it has a column shift, those things are notorious for rusting up and binding. I would start by soaking everything in PB blaster to try to loosen it up. Also, you may want to get under the car and disconnect the linkage from the trans and see if you can move the lever on the trans itself. If you can, then you know it is in the linkage. If you can't, you know it is in the trans.
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