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Don't shifts in 3rd gear on less you stop and go again

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Dirty Valve Body in transaxle or internal wear

No easy fix there

The life of a taurus trans is about 65,000 avg from the
first one built thru whenever,late 90's
You can research that

I had a trans shop & caravans & taurus were 70% of the work
Just a lot of them out there I guess & when you don't change
the fluid everyone breaks down,that is 90% of any trans shop
business

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: SHIFTING IN TO 3RD GEAR

by the sound of this problem it seems to be 1 of 2 things it could be a bush or your gear shift cable needs to be adjusted

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: transmission problem with 2nd gear (loss of power, skips)

Go to this link.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: hard shifting between 2nd and 3rd gears?

If it's still under warranty, don't mess with it and say no more than it is shiftingr eal hard.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: E40d trans will not shift into 3rd or 4th gear, only rev. 1+2

check or replace your thottle position sensor tps that trans needs to know where the throttle is to shift if it is bad it will do as you say wont shift to third
another telltale is it will act like it goes into lockup when shifting into reverse and stall the engine

Posted on Feb 19, 2011

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SOURCE: Loud clicking noise coming from

sounds like the rockers or lifters have some play due to wear.you don`t say what rpm you are shifting at other than high rpm.by changing the oil you have increased the viscosity of the oil as its new and not dirty and thin and cold oil is thicker than warm oil.you might want to try a heavier oil to see if it helps.you may not get this noise out unless you replace components or adjustment of rockers if they are adjustable.if its not very bad you may have to live with it.

Posted on May 09, 2011

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