As I announced in the Misc section, I picked up a '94 SC on Monday after waiting for quite some time to find the "right" car. Not so sure if I found the right one or not, at this point.
When we initially expressed interest in the car, my husband test drove it for about 45 minutes. The seller touted a "recently rebuilt transmission", and a "crate engine replaced by the dealer", the latter which we confirmed.
So we were hooked. I took $3500 back to the guy, and we attempted to bring the car home.
About half way to my house, the transmission started slipping. At one point, it downshifted into second so hard that it chirped the tires.
I tried turning overdrive off, tried getting on and off the gas, to no avail. The slipping problem only got worse as I continued home.
So a longtime friend of ours is a Ford master technician. I had him run the computer diagnostic test on our car. The car isn't throwing a single code. No check engine light, no flashing OD light................*nothing*.
So I contact the seller and call him out. He tells me to drive the car to the tranny shop, and I do. They call me today to tell me that they believe this is computer related?
Seems pretty damned far fetched to me, as the problem worsens the more I drive it, and at this point, the car pretty much hunts from second to third, not even touching first or OD.
I'm not sure where to go from here. What I *do* know is that I can't afford a rebuild, nor am I willing to pay for one after this guy hosed us. Does this sound like it could be the PCM, or is someone trying to make even MORE money off of me? Please advise, because other than this, the car is pristine, and I really need to get it on the road ASAP. Thanks in advance.