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Transmission i just bought my 2002 windstar and cranked it up and started down the road and for a minute it would'nt go into gear but i let off the gas and it went on? does all windstar transmissions go out? mine only has 106,000 is the bad part....please someone help me with this. thanks.

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  • behringer_20 Dec 20, 2008

    i did'nt let the vehicle warm up so that could have been the problem that the fluid did'nt have time enough circulate though like it should...

  • behringer_20 Dec 22, 2008

    thanks for the good advice, i did check the transmission fluid and it was low so i filled it to the level and so far it has been doing good. i hope it it will ne a good transmission lol....



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No not at all, find a good transmission tech near you and have it checked out, it could only be a small fault but if not attended to it will need a $2000.00 repair

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  • glenn chambers Dec 22, 2008

    To be honest it sounds as if the fluid could be low, on start up it should not need time to build up pressure, however if the fluid is low this type of fault could occur. Find a local transmission shop to check the fluid, but do it soon in the long run preventive maintenance is the most cost affective.



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SOURCE: 2002 windstar transmission schematic

I am assuming you need a schematic for this and that you've check all of the other more common things like broken linkages, low transmission fluid, etc. Other than the wiring diagrams that are found in the Haynes or Chiltons manuals, you would have to get a service manual from a dealer.There just isn't much electrical inside a transmission though that isn't covered in the wiring diagrams found in these manuals,which can be found at your local parts store.

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