Car only drive in reverse, could there be a simpler solution than new transaxle

Tiny
PHILIPCARTER
  • 1996 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
  • 140,000 MILES

It was driving fine no warning at all. I got 100 yards from driveway and it slipped, then engaged, then nothing since. Will go in reverse but all three gears nothing. I love this car and think it has much time left as I drive it highway 85% of time. But the suddenness makes me think it may be something else. Plenty of fluid. Lil help?

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Sunday, August 19th, 2012 AT 1:54 AM

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Tiny
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Internal failure in the front clutch assembly. It will have to come out and be rebuilt

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Sunday, August 19th, 2012 AT 1:58 AM
Tiny
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Or a valve body problem, either way as Roy has suggested the trans will have to be pulled and checked over thourley.

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