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Cant get the car to drive in gear

We have a problem getting it to drive in gear. it will drive a little in reverse and then stop. it only moves maybe a foot in drive.

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  • Craines28753 Oct 16, 2008

    My 1999 ford tauras has the same problem. Just changed fluid and it will drive in reverse for a while but only goes for a sec in drive before acting as if it is in neautral!

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We had the same problem and I found this post on the web and it worked! Our car finally wouldn't go forward or reverse and I read a lot of posts saying that even replacing the transmission didn't fix the problem. We just pulled the sensor off today and are trying to find a new one but the car DRIVES now. Thank you to whoever posted this solution. 15th Jul 2007, 21:04 Bought my wife a 99 Ford Taurus at auction. Like others the Transmission sensor gave out. A temporary quick fix is to open the hood, and simply pull off the sensor connector plug on top of the transmission. The transmission will now operate properly in both OD and drive. You will notice your rpm's are steady as your speed goes up - loss of fuel economy due to the failed sensor ( to technical to explain here...). Two things to do: Change out the old transmission fluid immediately - its gonna require synthetic fluid at a higher price, but is worth it as it shifts far better now. And change out the coolant. In fact, I suggest changing out ALL of the fluids and start clean. Until you get the sensor replaced your fuel economy will **** for a while, but its better than not having wheels at all and it IS safe to drive.



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First check fluid level. Should be red, not brown. Smell it to see if it smells burned. If it is brown, changing the fluid and filter may help.
Could also be pumps are bad in tranny which requires rebuilding.

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