Transmission shot? (1965 Comet 404)

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AstronomerRoyal
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Transmission shot? (1965 Comet 404)

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Hi,
Got an issue with the original 3 speed auto and I think it's probably shot. Took it to about 35 in 2nd and it tried to shift to 3rd and let out a bad grinding sound. slowing down stopped the sound (I assume it stopped trying to shift). Looking for input on how to diagnose this problem, and whether I need to start saving money for a new transmission :cry: Checked the fluid and it seems ok. I was thinking of draining it, dropping the pan and seeing how much metal is in there. Any tips would be great, I'm new to this Comet, and classic cars in general. Sorry for any ignorance.

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