The problem ended up being the whole damn car. It was a learning experience that ended with me swearing to never ever buy domestic again. So many wasted nights. These cars were discontinued for a reason. Buy a dog, take a trip around the world, or get a girlfriend. Just get rid of it.
dont know if ya got to it, but craftsman has this little set with different types of torx bits... comes in a red plastic box... pretty cool... has like maybe more than 50+ bits... should yield a low price right now because of the sales going on... enjoi..
sure did... until my life went down the crap hole... went through severe depression... had the t-birds junked... picked up a taurus... transmission died... bought a brand new MAZDA6... and never looked back.... :D
its real hard to say, it might shift find when out of a vehicle, but when things start to rotate with the engine, the gremlins start to come out. Depending on how it was used, the synchros might be trashed, grinding gears...