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My 1998 ford windstar 3.8 when i come to a stop and go to pull out it acts like its out of gear the first time in a second or two went in gear about six weeks done it again for a few seconds and went on now in about three weeks done it again this time after moving the shifter to other possitions after a about 30 seconds went on i have not had trouble for 2 days now can you help me out thanks in advance.

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I just went through this problem myself with my 97 windstar an its sounds like u will have to replace the manual lever switch, the cost new from the ford dealer is $60.00 canadian dollars.... everything that u have said whats goin on with ur van is the same thing mine was doing.. well i hope this helped u out cheers... truckingdude

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First thing... check the level of fluid in your transmission... it may be failing... if the level is low ... you need to check the bolts on your transmission oil pan. mine (95) started slipping and it was low on fluid... i checked the pan... one bolt was missing and the rest of the front ones were loose. I was not impressed.
You may want to buy some lucas transmission thickener to make it last abit longer unless you wish to replace the tranny.

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Your gearbox needs the bands and seels replaced and a service

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