- Jul 3, 2015
- Reaction score
- Bradenton, FL
- My Car
- 1973 Mustang Grande, 351C, FMX, coming out of 20 year sleep.
Okay, not too sure how to describe this exactly since I know nothing about transmissions, but I'll give it a try. I've been noticing that while driving around town slow, it feels like the transmission gets hung up between second and third. It'll go to shift, sound like it went into neutral because of the rpm increase, and then go into gear. I don't remember for sure, but this was either a new or a rebuilt transmission about 15 years ago that had a few hundred miles put on it before the car was parked. When I had the engine out, the torque converter had a date on it for sometime in the late 1990's, so at least that is "new". Could it just need a band adjustment and filter change? It only does it putting around. If I take off at a decent speed or really get into it, it will not do this. I don't know if this could be called slipping, it feel like it goes 2-N-3 while driving it. 1973 Grande, and like I said, I believe this to be a rebuilt trans, but it might've been new, but that was 15 years ago. I've put maybe 1000 miles on it and this is really the only issue it's given me beyond the fact the car is very slow and is turning about 3000 rpm for 70. I'd like to put an OD trans in it, but that's beyond my capabilities right now. Any and all help is greatly appreciated as this is currently a daily and my only running vehicle since I took my truck apart to rebuild the engine.