2nd gear application transmission concern
the car is a 1994 Lincoln mark 8 with a 1993 mark 8 transmission installed. the 93 transmission has been in the car and shifting fine for 20k miles or so. the serperator plate was rescently drilled to j-mod spec, with all the accumulator springs left in and in stock form to be changed out when a later date comes and an auxilary transmission cooler comes out.
the concern is that the car does not engage 2nd gear at any circumstance. it will tach 1st gear out to high revs under ligh throttle, skip 2nd, and go into 3rd, harder then normal. when manual 2nd is selected, nothing engages, if your going from manaul 1st to manaul 2nd it will stay in first, from drive to manaul 2nd it will stay in the gear the car is already in. all the other gears function normally.
when the shift kit was done the car shifted fine for around 150 miles, then the non exsitant 2nd gear came about. i would hope it is not an issue with the intermediate clutch, and is rather an issure with the vavle body, either with not sealing correctly gasket wise, or some other elusive component failure. also when it was done i removed the plate located on the lower flat piece of the valve body, when mounted up in the car, could that be the culprit of my concern?
the valve body also had to be torqued to 120in-lbs instead of 90 because the torque wrench we used did not go that low, i dont think this would cuase the issues, but its not off the table, im kind of hoping this is the problem and it squeezed the gasket out, and cuased a leak, witch then cuased the no 2nd gear issue
if anyone has any ideas it would be helpful, the transmission level is correct, fluid is clean and unburnt.
any help is apreaciated, the more minds on the job, the quicker it can be diagnosed and fixed...
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