95 Thunderbird 4.6L "No 3rd Gear"
I was driving up a hill today and as I went up it I felt a nice clunk from the transmission. I went down the hill and up to a stop and I felt the transmission upshifting and downshifting weird. As I took off First gear was fine, Second sounded a little funny, and when it tried to shift into Third all hell broke loose with jerking and engine breaking. I shifted into second and I was able to drive it into a parking lot. I put it into reverse and I could smell burning fluids. It did not smoke. I let it cool for a bit, reset the computer, and I took it for a ride again and tried with overdrive on and off, and as soon as it hit third it ran like hell. I backed it up into another parking spot and after being in reverse and backing up a bit it started sounding funny in reverse. There is transmission fluid in it and it smells burnt. I didnt know if I should start looking for a new tranny or if it could be something like a solenoid or a spring in the transmission. I was hoping to be able to drive down to my parents house tomorrow for thanksgiving but it looks like that wont be happening. Hope this can be a easy fix. I can have this car apart and back together no problem I just need something to point the finger at. If anyone has any idea of what the exact cause of this problem is it would be appreciated greatly. Happy Thanksgiving