ok, i replaced the mlps, and that din't help at all when i test drove it that night. and the next morning, it wouldn't shift into 2nd at all. i had to manually put it in 2nd, and that worked fine, but when i put it back in D it dropped, so there was no way to get to 3rd. i bough a new 1-2 acccum and spring, put them in (nobody warned me about the fluid bath, my hair still smells like mercon). the old spring was broken into 4 peices, and the accum was stuck in crooked. we had to jack the accum up to get it straight to drop it out. and it worked amazingly. it was the first time i've ever been able to floor it into second. sweet.
then, i get down the street, and realise that whenever i just let it shift normally, it goes to second fine, and then when it would normally go to third, it goes to neutral. could this mean that i installed the MLPS wrong? because i have the old one, and it had the red rubber gasket, so i could just put it back. or do i need to get back in and do the 2-3 accum as well? please say no.