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When in neutral you can step on gas on it will rev normal but when you put it in drive or reverse I can put the gas peddle to the floor and it barely moves

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Check to make sure you have enough transmission oil in it. Pull out the dipstick marked Tranny, and check in neutral and hot. Should be in the cross hatched area. Make sure also that the oil is not burnt. It won't smell good to begin with, but you should notice if it is burnt smelling. Should be red in color. If ok. may have internal transmission problems.

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Your transmission may be low on fluid or defective....

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SOURCE: truck starts and idles down

You may have a vacuum leak. My problem was with the L-shaped rubber hose at the top of the engine near the firewall. It had collapsed and dry-rotted. Replaced it and my truck runs like a gem. I believe it was fouling out my coils on plugs. This may not work, but would not hurt to try. Good Luck!

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SOURCE: 1991 Ford F150 4x4 automatic w?overdrive no reverse grinds loud

I believe we call that a planetary gear, found in the rear of the transmission. Its gone.

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you should have the code read with a scanner at a garage Possible (Throttle position sensor ??? (TPS) the code reader will tell you exactly wich sensor is the problem

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SOURCE: My 1997 Ford taurus transmission wont shift. I was

Have you checked the transmission/gearbox fluid is at the correct level ? This will also cause this. Hope this is of help.

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SOURCE: I recently replaced the EGR

Temporarily disconnect the new EGR and see if it helps. You may get a check light from the EGR, but you will know if its the problem. You might want to check your paperwork for the EGR and see if the engine requires a different part#.

Also do a leak test on the Intake manifold. Use a water spray bottle or choke cleaner safe for plastic and rubber. Then, while the engine runs, spray around the seams on the Intake, the EGR, and any switch having a Vacuum fitting. When you find a leak the RPM will change. Then fix the leak.

Some of the v-6 manifolds were 2 piece and the gaskets fail, then some motors have 2 solenoids on top of the engine with vacuum lines leading to 2 pods on the manifold. The solenoids are known to stick. Try using WD40 and spray inside the solenoids to free them.

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