Oil Changed Flushed Coolant System. Put van in gear will not move
Secretabunda, The trouble they are stating a problem that can cost thousands of dollars. This is not a solution to the problem, just some advice about service shops in relation to what you have said. Please answer the following - Has your vehicle made ANY unusual noises before it was serviced? Did the vehicle seem to lose power when starting from a stop? Did the engine sound like it was going faster at a certain speed then what it did before?. Did your transmission have any problem going into gear.
Do the following before going back or talking to that service shop. Did the vehicle come in on it's own power? If yes, continue. Were you having ANY transmission problems prior to going to that shop? If no, continue. Was the transmission fluid or filter checked, replaced, or added? Did he do any work involving the transmission? Get these answers and write back.
This is the biggest part, and stick to it until the end. Write down everything you have said or what you asked the mechanic to do. Write down what they said, when they said it, and what they were going to do. I think most in here will agree, you are in for a sticky situation.
Go to your Ford dealer and ask for a Service Manager and tell him what has occured and what his opinion is. Tell him the situation fully and in all honesty.
Get a second opinion at this point if you wish.
I would have to agree that a check of the car's computer might not show anything,
This is my own personal opinion, but IF your vehicle was having no transmission problems before the preventative maintenance as you describe, get the car out of there. Have it towed to a reputable dealer by the dealer's authorized tow company. On transmissions - Transmission trouble is costly! A dealership will charge 2 to 3hundred dollars more for a rebuilt transmission, but, these are usually complete rebuilds and are backed by the company and take less time then a local service technician.
Mar 04, 2009 |
2001 Ford Windstar