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Wont shiftout of first!

I replaced the pan and gasket on the side of my 98 ford windstars transmission. now the tranny wont shift out of first. i removed the pan again and found a little black square sensor hanging there by two wires one black and one tan could this be the culprit? and how to fix problem please HELP!!!!!!!

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Here's an ilustration hat might help you. Did this sensor or solenoid just fall out? No place for a bolt to hold it in? Can you see a hole where it goes? What's on the sensor? A push button?

Install electrical connectors on proper solenoids and sensor until a slight click is felt.

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Posted on May 24, 2009

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Thats your shift solenoid. If it has an hole for a bolt to go through it it must be bolted back on to be grounded to work

Posted on May 24, 2009

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