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I was driving down the road and the check transmission light came on. I stopped to find a mechanic. I started the car and the light was off and it did not come on again. Nothing else seemed wrong. No other lights came on or anything.

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  • bush_kevin Dec 07, 2008

    We purchased a 2006 Taurus SE for our son. After driving for a couple of weeks the check transmission warning came on and the check engine light came on. The transmission warning comes on intermittently but the check engine light stays on. I had the code read and it was determined that it was transmission related. The fluid levels are fine. We are also having a problem with the car not starting even though the battery is fine.

  • Eran
    Eran Feb 15, 2009

    My 2006 also shows "check transmission" of late.

    Thing is, I got this fault once right after buying the car. Took it back to the dealer and fault code was shift solenoid C (P0760, I think). That's an electrical problem in the transmission... not sure where it's located. Need to read more. Cleared the fault then, and (like a fool) drove off and waited to see if it was a fluke or if it would come back because the car had been sitting for a bit. Now, 1/2 year later, I've moved and am getting the same fault again.

    Took it into a Ford dealership after seeing "Check Transmission" again, and have the same fault code. The technician told me that he'd looked in an electrical attachment to the transmission, and saw condensation, that some grease had dried. He took and reseated an electrical connection, because what was causing the fault Shift Solenoid C was that a sensor was alerting that there was a low flow of voltage through whatever circuit he worked on. When I left I was just happy that the problem with the transmilssion was electrical and no mechanical.

    So I left the place and I guess all was supposed to be fine. Nah. I just got a check transmission light again a couple of days later on the way to work. To make things sweeter, got a "check charging system" as well. WTF?

    Who knows. I feel for you. I've read all the posts about what a great car this is, but I've replaced a faulty valve in the fuel evap system recently as well... that's a couple hundred bucks. Wondering what the alt and tranny might turn into now is enough to make me sweat a bit, especially because I can't slow down on work for a good few days, and need the car to get there.
    Any specific advice??? Cuz that would be awesome

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Your transmission overheated!!! it will do this again. start off doing a basic transmission service.
TIP: Take your vehicle to a trusted mechanic and ask for the transmission oil change but don't mention the transmission light incident or they will try to get to restore the transmission without even knowing what the problem is.... If the light comes on again after the service then I recommend you you have it diagnosed and get an estimate on how much it will cost to repair, Then determine if the car is worth the service! It will be expensive. Ballpark figure around 1400 - 1800 to have it rebuilt.

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