Vulcan-AXOD: No forward gears
Hope this isn't the end. 1988 3.0 Vulcan AXOD wagon 260K. This is the 2d Tran, replaced 130K back, & its the only repair I haven't done myself except for brakes. At Freeway onramp metering light; at green, I start out & at about 30 feet there is a loud thunk; Engine sounds fine but I am coasting to the swale. None of the forward gears work. Reverse is fine. Towed home. Only indicator is last few months, when cold, shifting seems a little funny, at about 10-25mph, seems to shift twice and not smoothely. Fluid full, clear. Hoping this is something cheap and easy and not the end of the line. Don't know how to tell the difference between failed Tran and failed Torque converter. Pretty decent amateur mechanic, but Tran stuff is beyond me. Any insights on cause or cost of repair? Need this thing for another 12 months or so. Thanks, Jim.