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Remanufactured Lincoln Zephyr Transmissions 

  • Learn about common Lincoln Zephyrtransmission problems 
  • Everything you need to know when shopping for a Lincoln Zephyrtransmission for sale 
  • How and when to buy a remanufactured Lincoln Zephyrtransmission 

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Remanufactured Lincoln Zephyr Transmissions 


Initially, the Lincoln Zephyr was designed to compete with other nearluxury vehicles in a crowded pre-WWII. Over half a century later, the Lincoln Zephyr continues this FoMoCo tradition by offering a long list of luxurious amenities, bookended by exterior styling that was like nothing else on the word. Unfortunately however, Lincoln Zephyr transmission problems can leave many owners wishing they could leave and never return. So let’s find out what went wrong, and see if installing a remanufactured Lincoln Zephyr transmission could grant you your wish for a reliable car. 


Common Lincoln Zephyr Transmission Problems  


Slipping, Erratic Shifting, Harsh Forward or Reverse Gear Engagement: Some of the most common AWF21 transmission problems are slipping between gears, erratic up or down shifts, or a hard slam when the AWF21 transmission engages Drive or Reverse. There are a number of design flaws in this transmission, and any one of them could be causing these symptoms. 


Another common problem is overheating. This happens when the moving parts inside the transmission are creating more friction heat than the ATF can remove. The most common cause of this condition is towing heavy loads, driving in stop/go traffic, or on mountain roads where the transmission has to shift a lot. 


How to Solve Lincoln Zephyr Transmission Problems 


Solution A: Buy a Used Lincoln Zephyr Transmission  

Going to the local junkyard and picking up a used Lincoln Zephyr transmission might seem like the cheapest and fastest option. But you need to consider the fact that you don’t know what the actual shape of the internal components are. It could very well be on the verge of transmission problems of its own, which would leave you in the exact same predicament that you’re in now. And that 30 – 90 day junkyard warranty probably won’t cover labor charges to install the replacement transmission if something goes wrong. 


Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Lincoln Zephyr Transmission  

Getting a rebuilt Lincoln Zephyr transmission would probably seem like a better idea. However, a lot of mechanics and transmission shops will only rebuild your Lincoln Zephyr transmission back to its original factory specifications. Which means that all of those factory design flaws are still going to be inplay. And that rebuilt transmission warranty might only be good at certain shops, which could do you no good if you have transmission problems while you’re traveling. 


Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Lincoln Zephyr Transmission  

If you want to get the most service life out of your little luxury SUV as possible, then you really should consider a remanufactured Lincoln Zephyr transmission from Street Smart Transmission. Each one is completely disassembled and re-remanufactured, so nothing is left to chance. Theyre also modified to correct the factory design flaws, which will greatly extend the service life. Plus, you get a 3-Year/Unlimited Mile Nationwide Warranty. This will cover parts and labor charges at any licensed repair shop in the Continental United States, giving you a lot more flexibility and coverage.