Originally Posted by jadejoky28
175,000 miles on engine. Not sure if it has ever been worked on before as I just purchased it about a month ago. It does go into reverse after reving to about 3500 rpm. It will not shift into 3rd or 4th gear. I can go about 55mph in 2nd gear and then it sputters. It also has slippage in 2nd gear at 35-40mph when I let off the accelerator. Hope this helps. Sounds to me like reaction sunshell problem amongst other thing.
IF reverse works even a little , the Drive shell ( reaction shell to some folks) is OK.
THe trans has no 3rd or 4th gears? A common failure of the transmission since 1982 when the 700r4 was released.
Sounds like it needs a proper rebuild or at least serious internal repairs.