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I bought a handyman special and the only real problem is that the trans skips 3rd but goes into od. The rest are fine. I have the ford manuals on the ax4n and have just started reading them before jumping in and busting some knuckles. I've changed the fluid and filter, condition was slightly off color, not burnt with the usual gray matter in the pan. Any ideas of where to concentrate would be helpful.

Edit: To get it to shift into od, 2nd gear runs up to @3000, back off the throttle, rpm's drop to @ 1500 and it shifts into od.
 

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Check the shift solenoid switches in the tranny. Mine was missing OD ..switch broken.
 

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check the transmission mount. if found faulty , get it fixed.
Could you please explain to us all how a tranny mount problem will cause the tranny to loose third gear? Inquiring minds want to know!
 
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