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1991 Continental Transmission Issues

Hey Bill,
I just bought a 1991 Lincoln Continental. I was told that it needed a MLPS to get the car to drive. I put one on and I was able to move the car a little bit at a time. It doesn’t seem to want to go any where. When the car is in neutral the car acts like it’s in gear, but goes no where. When I give it gas it seems to bog down at a high RPM. When the car is in drive I can give it gas and it maintains a high RPM. I don’t know if this is enough information for you. I Is there something else I should try? You have given good advise for my 1973 Lincoln Continental.
Ogden, UT
Hello Lincoln –
The MLPS ( manual lever position sensor) and any linkage on an automatic transmission must of course be installed and adjusted correctly as you probably already know. Because of the description of your problem I would advise that you have a competent transmission technician sit behind the wheel of your car and give you an accurate diagnosis. Your description does sound to me like a transmission problem but one needs to be very careful that further damage is not caused by over revving a slipping transmission. An on site diagnosis by the right person will probably save you time and money in the long run. Let us know what you find out.

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