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Have 2003 ford thunderbird, after driving for a while the Position indicator on the dash reads E instead of D5. even afterstopping when shifted up through N,R and P reads E until after you shut off the car and restart.also when should transmission fluid be changed.ThanksAnnette FletcherE-mail

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I have a 2003 t bird. The so called "pesky e problem," is a common problem for the 5R55S transmission built between 11/06/2002 to 2/13/2003. The most notable fix is to either clean or replace the Main Control Valve Body Assembly. The Ford TSB - trouble shooting bulletin - for this problem is #16893 Driveline Other Auto Trans Concerns.

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E = error. shift cable may be stretching. needs replacement or adjusting

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