View Full Version : 91 cougar xr7 won't shift out of first

04-16-2011, 05:16 PM
I have a 90 cougar xr7 auto. I had no tranny problems than all of a sudden it won't shift out of first gear. It will go in reverse and first. Fluid is full and clean. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

04-16-2011, 05:24 PM
Have you done anything with the throttle body or messed with the TV cable at the throttle body? The TV cable connects at the TB and plays a very important part in the shifting of the AOD trans.

04-16-2011, 05:31 PM
I am just reading up on that now. Do you know of any sites with illustrations?

04-16-2011, 05:50 PM
Ok. It was the cable. It was stuck in the open position. I pushed it back and presto shifting again. What would cause it to get stuck open like that. Should I just replace that cable?

04-16-2011, 06:17 PM
What condition is the plastic grommet....

Ford makes a brass bushing with a clip that replaces the grommet....

04-16-2011, 06:26 PM
It seems like there is some restriction when you slide the cable in and out. The gromet seems ok. The spring looks a little rough.

04-17-2011, 09:07 AM
Spray some silicon lubricant into the cable and see if that helps....