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My taurus will not shift gears. (Automatic)It gets up to 30 mph and the rpm will start pushing the red line? Can u help me out?

Not sure if its the transmission or air flow. Its not over heating, starts fine, if I keep It under 30,35 it seems to run fine.

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You have a failed transmission, I worked on these for years,.

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SOURCE: When transmission warms up it takes longer to shift between gears

Yes you need to have it adjusted.

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SOURCE: 1994 ford ranger extended cab 6 cyl fuel injected 2 wheel drive automatic

This year of ranger had a few flaws, In one case, a break power booster was robbing the vacumm, you can test this by plugging it off and seeing the differance, but you will have limited brakes. This model year had a problem with a vacuum leak on the manifold. You can check these in many ways, but please don't use starting fluid. The rear of the manifold usually on the drivers side where it seals to the block.
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SOURCE: Speedometer reads after second gear on automatic transmission.

try replacing you vehicle speed sensor these will go faulty and cause issues like this.

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SOURCE: 1997 Ford Taurus, Won't Shift Past 3rd Gear

The forward clutch control valve has a retaining clip that is known to break on these tranny's. This can prevent it from shifting into 4th gear. Good news, the part is five bucks. Bad news, it's in the valve body which takes a few hours to get to. I fixed mine in about 8 hours thanks to great step by step instuctions I found online. Search for "valve body removal taurus tranny". If it's not the retainer clip then it could be one of the solenoids on the valve body. I believe there's one just for 3rd and 4th gear. Good luck

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SOURCE: third gear doesnt want to engage on 1994 ford

That sounds like a bad clutch

Posted on Mar 03, 2010

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