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2001 Ford Windstar won't shift into overdrive

Overdrive off light flashes sometimes, won't shift into overdrive, recently left a trail of transmission fluid down the hill near my house and into my driveway, when checked the transmission fluid was 3 quarts low and needed to be refilled

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SOURCE: Refilling transmission fluid - manual 5-speed.

dextron mercron 3, automatic transmission fluid. Mostly standard on fords and others for both auto and manual trans. Underneath the air intake pipe, at the rear right hand side there is a 4 prong plug for the speed sensor. Its electronic so there wont be any cable, its a round sensor with a horizontal plug on the end of it. Take a flat head screwdriver and pry the 2 holding prongs off the wiring harnes. then get a #10 socket 1/4in drive with exstinsions works best take out the bolt going right with the rachet. once you get it out just pull and twist the sensor out. It seems to be easier with a hose at the end of the funnel to pour the fluid in. stick the hose where the speed sensor was. once its full just assemble it back the way it was.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford F150 5.4L hard shifting

Have you ever changed the transmission fluid flush and replaced the transmission filter?

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SOURCE: How easiest to refill Trans fliud?

funnel through transmission dipstick.

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Input or output speed sensor,Incorrect fluid or fluid level,neutral safety switch,or TCM (transmission control module)

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SOURCE: 1998 Windstar Transmission doesn't shift into gear

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

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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