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I bought a 2004 Ford Taurus and having problems with it shifting. Sometimes it will not shift out of a low gear and revs high RMPs into overdrive or drive. Sometimes I have to pull over, stop, turn the car off, wait several seconds, then turn the car back on before it will shift into overdrive or drive. This problem does not happen all the time, but has me worried. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Have you checked the trans. fluid level and condition-should be a clear red, not burnt or brown looking.
Have a shop or transmission shop diagnose it. First they will check for trouble codes to see if there is an electrical problem. It kind of sounds like it. But if it is an internal mechanical problem-you know what that means: transmission rebuild or replacement.

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Your transmission fluid contain water,thats why the colour of the fluid changed to pink.And of such the clutch is slipping causing the engine to reve up before shifting - Check transmission cooler.

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SOURCE: engine surging high rpms at stop signs/lights...

the idle air control solenoid or a vacuum leak on backside of intake the hose that goes to pcv valve.they are both common problems on this car.check for vacuum leak firstthanks for your question....

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SOURCE: ford taurus will not shift from low gear

I have a 2001 ford taurus and i have transmission fluid leaking on ground when it runs. i was driving it today and it would not shift gears. Then when i got home i saw transmission fuild in the ground.

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CODE P500 VSS NO SIGNAL.PROBLEM COULD BE CONNECTOR TO VSS IS SHORTED OR THE MAGNET GEAR ON TRANSMISSION DRIVE SHAFT COULD BE BROKEN OR MISSING TEETH.

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