I recently bought a 2003 Lincoln ls 119,000 miles, now I’m at 121,000 miles & it started shifting hard about 500 miles ago & two days ago I got a code that said “check transmission” so I decided to get the transmission fluid changed. After getting refused service at a couple shops I found a transmission shop that’d do it. I went today & got my transmission serviced, told them what has been going on & they said they found brass in the pan but it’ll be alright to drive it until it fails but they also said that could be a tomorrow or 50,000 miles from now. I’m just wondering if anybody can give me suggestions on what to do as far as getting a new tranny, like where to look, expected price, reliable manufacturers & all good advice to be given. Also I’m gonna call back tomorrow & ask if they used mercon V I know should’ve said beforehand but it just slipped my mind I’ve had a lot going on.