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65 galaxy500xl 390 tranny slipsin drive but not reverse


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djimbeau
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Apr 30, 2013, 7:05 PM

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1965 ford galaxy500xl with a 390 automatic transmission 3 speed, cars been sitting forever last e i drove it slipped for the first time was kinda low on fluid and we tried topeel out and it started slipping.it managed to make it into the driveway , then just sat for years.NOw i need it to get around,it starts and runs fine i put fresh fluid into it and it pulled strong and even burnt rubber. the reason i believe this transmission is still good is because when i took off it pulled so good the car fishtailed it had so much power. welll now the tranny just slips in drive one day later....its old original motor and tranny.SO my question is what is my best way to go about diagnosing this problem so i can get on the road. i was gonna tow it to a shop but i dont wanna pay the new andd improved rebuild price for modern transmissions for and old simple trans ission thats probably way easier to fix for an expert.Also i feel liike its something that can be fixed easily like a pump or valve or filter. And idk if this is related maybe but the window fogs up with steam quickly after starting and the temp is 160 so it runs cool id guess and theres no leaking of any kind.what should i do??????




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Discretesignals
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Apr 30, 2013, 7:54 PM

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Re: 65 galaxy500xl 390 tranny slipsin drive but not reverse Sign In

Does the steam smell like coolant? If so, you might have a heater core leaking.

As for the transmission, slippage means the transmission has to come apart. It probably has hard seals that is causing loss of fluid pressure in apply components.

Have you actually talked to some of the tranny shops in your area to see what it would cost to go through that Cruise o matic? It may not be as much as you think.





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djimbeau
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Apr 30, 2013, 8:33 PM

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Re: 65 galaxy500xl 390 tranny slipsin drive but not reverse Sign In

I have tried askin for a worst case scenario price since its older and simpler, got no good answers.ive also been yryn to figurr exsctly what i gor to shop for a replaccement.idk what fits.






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