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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2004, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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OWC Bad = "Chunks" In Pan???

I'm going to be dropping the tranny pan on the Cougar I just purchased and I was wondering: If the OWC is fried, will I find pieces of it in the pan?

And if I find no "chunks" in the pan, is the problem most likely the 1 - 2 Accumulator?

(Symptom is no 2nd gear)

I'll be installing a new filter, 96 (dimpled) pan, and new fluid.

Just trying to get as much information as possible before I drive this puppy 900 miles from NJ to AL.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-07-2004, 11:32 AM
 
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Hey, if you figure out the problem, let me know, I've been struggling with a no 2nd gear problem on my 99 CV tranny for a month. If I figure it out before you, I'll let you know too.
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It's possible that's what youre seeing. I can't really rule anything out unless I had a photo of the part that I could recognize.

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no second gear could be more than just a OWC. the shift accum could be stuck/embedded in the cylinder bore. or, the shift solenoid could be shot. There are a few options....unfortunately, the pan must come off to even begin troubleshooting.

best of luck, and take some pics.
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Well, I'll be under the car for just a little while while I change the filter. (I haven't even picked up the car yet and I'll only have one day to "troubleshoot" it once I do pick it up)

Unfortunately, no matter what I find, I'm going to try to drive it the 900 miles home.

But from what I've read and researched, the components for 2nd gear are not used for 3rd or 4th. So since 95% of my drive home will be in 3rd and 4th, I'm hoping it will make it.

Wish me luck....

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good luck dude, don't stop for anything except gas. You are a braver dude than I.

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I would have brought someones truck and a uhaul trailer.

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if the OWC is shot, you might find pieces in the pan, but when i dropped my man to rebuild my trans, i only found one little piece, not like a whole bunch.

you should be ok making it home, i drove my car with a shot OWC for about 200 miles before it got fixed. if your on the highway everythings cool, but around town it gets a little scary. just take it easy with it, be easy on the gas and it will eventualy find 3rd.

good luck and have safe trip
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