Yesterday, (thanksgiving) We were going to vistit relatives 175 miles south. We loaded up and headed out. Everything was running smoothly, but at about 50 miles out the transmision dropped out of 3rd gear
I was not using the cruise control so I was able to keep the rpms down and have not damaged the engine. I was able to get to second gear and baby it off the road at an exit and parked in a shady spot behind a closed Business. I decided to wait for the driveline to cool before checking the trans govenor, so I watched some football and had lunch. Pulled the govenor and it looks new, so that issue looks to be permently fixed.
Based on the info I had (govenor ok), I decided to baby it home. Got back on the road and drove it home at 60-65 MPH with no problems.
Two things I can think of that have been done since the last long trip. I added a trans cooler and added the fluid to accomidate the additional needed volume. The other was I happen to be resting my hand on the gear shift when it came out of third. I was creating a downward pressure on it, that if anything I would have thought would drop it into second, but it was against the 3rd gear detent???
When I puled the govenor I drained approx 10oz of fluid. I did not add any to take it home. would having too much fluid cause this problem?? Is the linkage adjustable?