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If you have no gears at all and it rolls in neutral and holds in park. The cause is the torque converter. The drive for the pump shaft has stripped out and is no longer turning the pump to create line pressure to engage the clutches.

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2006 freestar will not go into any gear. all gears give the apperance of neutral except park.


This is a recall just like the 2005 Freestars. Your Freestar more and likely has a defective torque converter and worn out splines in your transmission. This is a life threatening recall and Ford inc has been looking at it as a casual recall. Get this to your Ford dealer today and have them fix it at no charge to you. Problem solved.

Sep 28, 2012 | 2006 Ford Freestar

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2002 windstar motor runs fine - park holds car - no reverse, D, 2, or 1 - engine revs like it is in neutral


it is very common for the torque converters to strip internally for the pump drive so there is no fluid pressure

Aug 11, 2010 | Ford Windstar Cars & Trucks

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the gearboox is neutral no fouard and reverse


if the vehicle does not roll in park(looking for broken axle) it's most likely cause is a stripped out torque converter spline.

Jul 31, 2010 | Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks

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Driving a 2003 Ford windstar. Went to pass and


Very common on this make and model trans, pump drive splines inside torque converter strip out and pump is not turning, Most times there is no damage to pump shaft. Remove trans and remove torque converter, inspect the splines at the very bottom of the hub hole. If stripped out inspected pump shaft splines which are the smaller center splines coming out of trans, if ok replace torque converter and re-install trans, change out fluid, clean any metal from magnet and replace filter, fill with fluid and verify proper operation.

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1991 ford ranger stalls when in gear...


sounds like a electrical problem somewere

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