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2003 taurus transmission

Car has less than 50k driving thriugh texas back to colorado car just seemed to shift into neutral no slipping no burnt fluid it will not pull in any gear shift cable seems to be fine as it is moving the trans shift lever
any help would be taken kindly i am a certified marine tech so i do have mechanical skills got out of the car repair business about 15 years ago.

thank you!

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  • fritzbroeren May 15, 2009

    It won't do anything dosn't even try in any gear. Fluid is not over full. Dosn't smell burnt or look out of ordinary.

  • fritzbroeren May 15, 2009

    I didn't notice the speedo. It makes no noise no ratchet sound.

  • fritzbroeren May 15, 2009

    I didn't notice the speedo. It makes no noise no ratchet sound.

  • fritzbroeren May 15, 2009

    I figured it was one of those, looks like I'm in for some work.

    Thank you.


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It won't do anything? No Forward or Rev? You checked the fluid, Is it now reading overfull?

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    Clint Smock May 15, 2009

    I have seen these strip the pump shaft splines out of the torque converter. Usually when this happens the trans will show about 1/2 quart overfull because the pump isn't turning. Do you get any noise when you shift or does the speedo move. Does it make a ratchet noise when you go back to park?

  • Clint Smock
    Clint Smock May 15, 2009

    If you don't hear anything then the pump is bad or the converter is bad or the pump shaft is broke or stripped. The trans will have to be removed to fix it.

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    Clint Smock May 15, 2009

    Sorry for the bad news, good luck

  • Christine Kozma
    Christine Kozma Apr 15, 2013

    No it won't do anything. The car will start runs fine. The rrans for some reason will not shift into anything. When you try to put it in any gear it does nothing. The motor rpm"s dont change or anything. Where the shift cable connects to the trans is a relay box of some sort. A couple of guys have said that that box has probably went bad. I went to replace that, but can't get that box off. I'm getting ready to go talk to my mechanic would appreciate your input.


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