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Q: 4th gear/overdrive on 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis

when car shifts to overdrive and you let off the gas the transmisson kicks out of gear like it was shifted to neutral give it a lot of gas it starts working again 123 &reverse work fine only does this in overdrive
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I went to an auto repair shop and they told me that this happens to this car a lot. My husband was driving and the car would not go into any gear. The car runs perfect, but we thought it was a transmission problem. Luckily, we were told this happens to this model a lot and hopefully this will only be a sterring wheel column replacement and the car will go shift into gear and run like new. I have a newer version of this car and it is starting to show the same gear shifting problems....great. If it is common in these cars...I would avoid. I have a new car that is acting like an old car, not cool.
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