Shifter doesn’t shift into 2nd or 3rd 1999 Ford Mustang

99 Mustang

When driving shifter doesn’t shift into 2nd or 3rd. This is occasional. (quite often but not always) Could my fluid be low? Is there a way to check fluid level if this is the problem? Could it be a linkage issue?


If the fluid is low, yes it may help. But this is a sealed system so generally when the fluid level is low it means the clutch needs replaced. If the fluid level is not low, it can mean the clutch master/slave cylinder needs to be replaced.  If you can change gears when the engine is off, the transmission itself is fine.