It started slipping last week and now it no longer moves. I checked the trans fluid and it is over filled and it was okay last week. I plan on pulling the trans but need to know what it might be first so I can have money ready. Also how do you check a torque converter?
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Re: transmission no longer moves car
I have a 2003 taurus also but these new cars use mostly synthic transmission fluid and if you have been going to some of these fast lube places and they have been putting the wrong fluid in your car plus over filling it it is very possible that the sensor on the transmission is bad check all this out before you do all this spend time at a ford dealer and ask some questions and talk with the service manager you may still have warrenty on this transmission
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Double check fluid level while engine running and warm. If it's full...?. A: No Fill to level and try to drive. A: Yes then ask a person to help to shift to drive and watch the shift cable.It pull the transmission shift handle or not...? If it move ou pull. it's time to rebuild. If it doesn't move. The cable slip off. hook it back on
Once the transmission starts to slip like this that is the end of its life and it will need a rebuild. If drive engages OK then fluid is not the problem and worn parts would be the problem. The fluid is checked at a fill plug on the side of the transmission under the car, you can't access it from up top. 120,000 is about it for front wheel drive automatics, they as a rule last far less long than a rear drive car.
What code is it pulling up? Have you checked all the vaccum hoses? To answer your question about the tranny, yes they can be rebuilt, no need to buy a new transmission. Cost is around $2,600 to get it rebuilt. But, let me know what code is popping up.
auto trans operates on fluid pressure. if the trans has never been serviced, more than likely the filter is plugged, and or the fluid is bad. no doubht its burned and will smell and look like it. get it towed to a shop and have the fliud and filter changed first, then check the band adjustment.recommend a trans shop do it and not jiffylube.
Check fluid level and see if it smells burned. If you do not work on it yourself, have a good reliable trans shop check it out. Usually the repair shop you use can recommend which trans shops do good work.