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1998 windstar,axod metric transmission,slowing down for red light,light turns green,pushed down on gas pedal,car went into neutral and has been there ever since. Checked all fuses,relays,and solinoids,and get nothing but"error" from my OBD2 reader.Dropped the pan,small amount of shavings,and filter came down with pan,but isn't attached other than an 'o' ring around the neck of the tube you push up into valve body.Trying to avoid pulling that transmission as i understand the good people at Ford engineered a vechicle that you have to actually pull the whole sub-frame out and hoist the engine as well as pull the front axel,cv and all to get the tranny out! are they kidding? can somebody help me ?

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common problem for ford. and in these vans. Same thing to the 98 I had. I am a mechanic and couldn't figure it out. Thought pin fell out but linkage moved. Brought in to tranny shop and they ended up getting used on for $800

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