1992 Ford Tempo Slipping transmission

  • 1992 FORD TEMPO
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • 180,000 MILES
My car was recently under water during the floods that occurred in Tennessee. After the car was no longer under water, the transmission no longer shifts out of first gear. We have replaced the transmission fluid at least six times and there still appears to be a slight bit of water in it. It drives well in first gear and reverse, but it refuses to shift into second or third gears. I was wanting to know if there is anything else that I should check and I was also needing to know the proper voltages of the sensors that cause the car to shift into higher gears, in case that might be the problem. I have gotten many different suggestions on what to do, but none of them seem to work. We are still changing the transmission fluid, and there is still water in the transmission, but it;s getting better with every change. Please help, I could really use it.
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Monday, May 10th, 2010 AT 9:33 AM

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When you say change you mean drain and fill? This does not exchange all fluid. You could get a FLUSH from an oil change shop? Also depending how long car was under water and how long it sat after could have formed small rust spots on valve body moving parts that make them bind up. Am not aware if that trans has any electronic controls to further complicate matters.
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Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 AT 5:24 PM

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