Question about 2003 Ford Taurus
The car will start up, go into gear, but wont move in reverse or drive
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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Posted on Oct 20, 2008
If the car is in good enough condition you might could save it. You really cannot tell until the trans is disassembled you probably broke a set of teeth (for lack of a better word) in the center of the torque converter which turn the pump for the trans it might mess the main shaft up to but probably not if you did not gas it when it broke. that's what I think it is. there are a couple of other possibilities like valve or pressure ball in the valve body or a seal in one of the clutch packs but I don't think so . I would not try to crank it any more at all though because it could do more damage. IF the car is not in above average condition I would not advise to repair but if it gets good gas mileage like mine and its in GOOD condition then I would price a used trans. a torque converter, pump seal and filter kit. that way you can see which way is more cost effective
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
SOURCE: shift gear stuck wont move
Check the fuse for the brake lights, it may have the system where you can only select if the brake pedal is depressed. First get someone to check if the brake lights work, if they dont, then check the fuse or connections to the pedal switch.
Hope this helps
Posted on Jan 11, 2010
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