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Reverse works fine! nothing else does!!!

I have a 1998 ford taurus. i already replaced the trans. once. now that the warranty on this one expired. now it is acting up. when iput the car into reverse it works fine. i have drive 1 & drive 2 & 1st. right now i cant even get it to move. but it feels like it wants to. any good ideas out there??????????/

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  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    My Taurus will only go in revese ever thing else is fine

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I"m a Ford tech, this will require a trans overhaul, see it all the time.

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Both of u are going to need new transmissions, Taurus transaxle units are very prone to failure arount 100,000 miles.

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