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1997 Ford Windstar

97 Windstar starts but will not move when put into gear....before this problem a vacum hose caused van to jump when put in to gear, replaced vacum hose, it started to run good then it started to jump again checked hose, put in to gear and now it just starts but will not move when put into gear, now i got 2 cars sitting that wont work...please give me some advice on fixing this problem,..THANK U

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It could be the vacuum modulator on your auto transmission, sometimes when vacuum hoses fail,split or whatever, they can suck up impurities causing other downstream items to fail. Also check mechanical linkage form shifter in cabin to transmission gear selector arm. If jumps were happening these might have worked loose. Best of luck!

Posted on Jan 04, 2013

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Check your transmission fluid level if at all possible. If your fluid is low you won't be able to engage any gears as there isn't enough pressurized fluid to shift the clutch or selector in the transmission box. If that's fine, next check the selector link and check it is connected to the transmission (not totally unheard of for it to come loose). Still no joy then it's the clutch...sorry.

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SOURCE: 1998 ford windstar 3.8 - transmission will not go into any gear.

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SOURCE: how come the 1998 ford windstar 4 speed trans wont shift out of 2

HI !!! there usully one problem w/ this when thoesnt shfti right from firs to the second also takes more time is the Solenoid Pack in Rey. have computer tested and it wil tell you which has to be changr all this work inside the trnsmsion

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You may have more of a problem than you know. Often times there are small leaks in the air bags that cause your vehicle to go down.If your compressor is turning off and on over and over again, it sounds like its going to burn out. May I suggest that you check into conversion kits from Strutmasters. They have great alternatives to these air ride problems. By converting your car to a non air passive system you are eliminating all the headache and saving money and time.

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