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1998 ford contour lx 2.0l. automatic transmission has reverse but no drive gears,fluid does not smell burnt,drive gear just went out, no signs of slipping at all

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Ford v6 2001 escape automatic no forward gears fluid smells burnt

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    How to fix it 1st gear is slipping how to disassemble and assemble it to the vehicle?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    transmission needs repair or replacements

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    burnt smell in tranny,some slip in third gear,no leaks

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    My car slips out of 5th gear.It will stay in all other gears

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    My car slips out of 5th gear.It stays in all other gears'

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    I changed the fluid n filter the oil was thick n dirty dark grey with shavings.



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