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Mariner wont shift out of first

My mariner has shifted a tad bit hard since i changed the transmission fluid a few months ago. the other day it went from not to bad to wont shift into second without letting off the gas petal. when i do that it shifts smoothly and the rest of the gears work automatically and smoothly. i did notice it had very little fluid so i topped it off but the problem still persists.

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  • justin m Dec 08, 2012

    talked to a mobile mechanic yesterday. he suspects i have a small leak. and need a rebuild. luckily im still within 400 miles of my ford powertrain waranty so ill let the dealer handle it.

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You just changed the fluid as few months ago

Why would it be low?

Low fluid level may have caused it to slip & ruin
the clutch discs

You may have bad trans solenoids or other shift
strategy sensors that need to be diagnosed

If you had the wrong fluid put in your have possible
problems

Need a shop to spend some time with it,explain all
that has been done,why,how,etc & make sure you
drive on a road test & take a mechanic along

Posted on Dec 07, 2012

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SOURCE: transmission locked up, felt like

It was a temporary fault that put the car into limp mode (a safeguard operating condition designed to protect the transmission in case of serious failure). Sometimes a transient fault can occur, and the car goes into limp mode just to be sure it's not for real. Shutting off and restarting the car is the usual way to clear the fault and return the car to normal operation - if the problem was real, the car would've stayed in limp mode after restart, or gone into limp once you started driving again. I wouldn't sweat this one, since it went right back to normal operation.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Only got 1st gear and reverse (Automatic Transmission Problems)

when was last transmission service done? and that means changing the transmission fluid, and the filter and also have someone check the transmission linkage adjustment and this normally shows up when it is hard to change gears and also check the transmission fluid level

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

greg_margo
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SOURCE: Transmission hesitates shifting into second and perhaps third gear when driving slow. When acceleration is positive transmission shifts smoothly. Reference "99 Mercury Transmission" as Subject when

Several things could be causing your problem:

  1. Auto transmission fluid is low
  2. Auto transmission fluid needs changing; this is an area that gets neglected by a lot of people;check the fluid and if its brown or gives off a burning smell, it needs changing. Very old transmission fluid will cause slipping in the transmission; if this is the case, it should be changed along with the filter
Hope you find that this answers your question. Best of luck.
Greg

p.s. If you have the fluid changed, make sure it's done from the tranmission pan, not through the filler tube; siphoning through the filler tube can be hazardous to the transmission, especially cars with a lot of miles

Posted on May 30, 2009

csmock132
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SOURCE: hard shifting from first gear to second after complete stop

It is in the bottom pan. In order to replace it you have to replace all the solenoids. They are all built into a solenoid pack. What does it do when it shifts to 2nd? Not at all or slips?

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

roniecon
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SOURCE: 1992 Grand Marquis won't shift out of low gear

do a filter and fluid change and add LUBE GUARD trans additive if this doesnt work,have trans repaired///sounds like valve body is stuck and this additive will fix it if thats the problem

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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