Trans. Problem at WOT
Ok, I have searched, and believe I know what needs to be done, but just to clarify, I wanted to ask before going nuts on the tranny. Got a 95 bird, and from a stop I can push WOT and it pulls fine, until it tries for second. Then I get the "shifts into neutral" problem until I let off of it. I believe this is the 1-2 accumulator, but want to be sure. I was contacted by Dennis R about this and he said to change out to Mercon V, check the pan for metal, and order a chip to my specs to straighten out the EEC. If there is metal in the pan, should I just assume that it's too late and I should try to gather up $1,000 or so for a good rebuilt unit, or just J-Mod it and get a new TC? Thanks in advance.
These are highly engineered precision vehicles, the first step in diagnosing the problem is to strike the suspected offending part sharply and repeatedly with a blunt object, then re-test.