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    Just Got A '78 Cressida

    Okay.......Let me take a deep breathe cuz i feel like woke up from a dream, it was so nice i dreamed that i had a white cressida outside my apartment, i then realized my dream was a reality. Well anyways just got the car of my dreams, want to get the car up to daily driver condition, the car revs only to low to mid 3000 rpms the car doesnt go past second gear. Does anyone have ideas on what i could to fix my car. The transmission leaks oil by the oil pan for the transmission. And as for the rev problem does the carb have a sensor that keeps the motor from running rich or lean, preventing a engine blow? Need help bad! First carb car i've ever owned. Thanks.

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    Re: Just Got A '78 Cressida

    Quote Originally Posted by felixramos170
    the car revs only to low to mid 3000 rpms
    If it's a vacuum secondary carb, the second barrel is probably not opening? Meaning either a carb rebuild is in your future, or you might get lucky and it's just a vacuum leak.

    the car doesnt go past second gear.
    Dumb question, you're sure it's actually in Drive right? These older shifters get a little sloppy and what you think is Drive may actually be 2nd.

    as for the rev problem does the carb have a sensor that keeps the motor from running rich or lean, preventing a engine blow?
    Oh no. Nothing like that. :P

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    Well the carb is only one carb its top mounted into the intake manifold, how would i look for a leak in the vacuum line? As for the transmission the car was in drive, i drove the car a block, it went into reverse then i put it into drive it got first gear then it did a hard shit into the next gear, it only went 30 mph then the car did not go into any other gears the engine reved to the 3000 rpm and did not go faster, its and auto trans mission might i add, it leaks, do you think it needs more fluid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixramos170
    i put it into drive it got first gear then it did a hard shit into the next gear
    me and my short fingers, i meant to say that the car did a hard shift into the next gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixramos170
    Quote Originally Posted by felixramos170
    i put it into drive it got first gear then it did a hard shit into the next gear
    me and my short fingers, i meant to say that the car did a hard shift into the next gear.
    There's an edit button on the top right corner of your post for future reference

    Welcome to JNC! I loved the dream story . Post some pics!

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    I just wanted to make the hard shit that my car pulled known.......jk.......I've actually been a member for awhile, just didn't have anything to talk about. But now i'm in need of help, i have been waiting for the moment to own a cressida, the year the color, it's the one. oh minus the interior the dam thing has no back seat or floor carpet. :lol:

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    need pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixramos170
    it leaks, do you think it needs more fluid.
    Well, if it leaks it definitely is low on fluid. :wink:

    Do you know the procedure for checking the fluid level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixramos170
    Quote Originally Posted by felixramos170
    i put it into drive it got first gear then it did a hard shit into the next gear
    me and my short fingers, i meant to say that the car did a hard shift into the next gear.
    Good thing you corrected yourself.. I was gonna suggest a stool softener. :lol:

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