Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hickman Nebraska
mine did the same thing, and i was suspecting the TCC solenoid as well. never did figure it out though, the trans was wasted and slipping in first anyway so i just swapped the whole lump.
can you get the RPMS up to like 3k and drop it in gear to go? i know i know... ouchy... i had too do that all the way home from college when mine started this
of course i wasn't worried about the trans, if this is darrens car then its bound to have a nicely built monster under their you probably don't want to neutral bomb too much
like mod said, get it up on some SOLID stands, and some chalks under the front wheels and try the gears like that. if the wheels are spinning like mad at idle then your TC is most likely staying locked.
otherwise, i would definitely start with a TCC solenoid and a fluid change before you dig into anything serious. cheep and simple.
RUST!! eating away at me more than the rear fender wells
95 Deep Jewel Green 40th Anniversary Bird / Stock SOHC 190k 96-97 intake swap, 97 Mk8 4R70W, Jmod, 3L27 / energy susp rear spindle, and cobra arm bushings, 93 Mk8 shaft, and LCAs, 225/60r16 on Windstar twin 5spokes, Vogtland 1.6drop springs, Tokico Blues, PBR, and rear-disk swap, 89 SC swaybars