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My 2000 Ford Winstar minivan will not go into gear?

My van starts but wont go into gear can you help me with the gear linkage

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  • billie ramos
    billie ramos May 11, 2010

    does the lever move?.....



    is this the kind that you have to depress the brakes in order to get the lever to move?......



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The codes are lean fuel condition for both banks. A very common problem with this engine that will set these codes are the upper & lower intake gaskets. You may experience a rough or rolling idle at cold start up and the condition will go away as the engine warms up. If you have checked all the basics such as vacuum leaks or air inlet leaks between the air filter box and the throttle body, then I would consider replacing these intake gaskets. Good Luck and please leave rating. Thanks

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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If your overdrive light is flashing and the transmission is not shifting properly, you most likely have diagnostic codes stored in the tranmission control module. These codes relate to a specific sensor/solenoid/actuator and can help in diagnosing your problem. You will need a scan tool to read these codes. You should also check your transmission fluid level to see if it is at recommended level (engine at normal operating temp). The fluid should be red in color, if it is very dark or brown/black in color and has a burnt smell to it, your transmission has internal damage and will need to overhauled.
A qualified transmission shop (Aamco, Lee Miles, Gibralter, etc.) would be your best bet.

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Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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1. Start with key out of the ignition, drivers door is open all others closed and
drivers door is unlocked.

2. Insert key into ignition (Do not turn) and pull it out.
3. Perform these steps within 40 seconds.
A. Using the power door lock switch on drivers door perform 5 lock/unlock cycles starting
with lock. Use an even pace and try to go about one cycle per second.
(1 cycle = 1 lock and 1 unlock.)
B. Close, then open drivers door.

4. Perform these steps within 40 seconds.
A. Using the power door lock switch on drivers door perform 5 lock/unlock cycles starting
with lock. Use an even pace and try to go about one cycle per second.
(1 cycle = 1 lock and 1 unlock.)
B. Insert the key in the ignition cylinder.
C. Turn the ignition to ON (Do NOT Start) then back to OFF.
D. Turn the ignition to ON (Do NOT Start) then back to OFF.
E. Remove the key from the ignition.

5. Within 3 seconds the power door locks should cycle automatically indicating successful entry
into programming mode. Return to step 1 if the locks do not cycle at this point.

6. Perform these steps within 40 seconds.
A. Press the lock and unlock buttons on the remote simultaneously for 1 second.
B. Immediately after letting go of the lock and unlock buttons,
Press the lock button by itself and hold for 2 seconds. Within 3 seconds the door locks
should cycle once indicating successful programming. If the door locks don't cycle or
cycle twice, repeat steps A and B, your remote has not been accepted.
C. Repeat steps A and B in step 6 for each new transmitter.

7. Close drivers door.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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Fuel pump cut out switch. One of the back quarter panels(ford likes the left). Same kind of place the jack hides in most minivans. Typically little black box with little red button.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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You know,i had kind of the same problem with my 2000 f150,just incase you didnt check this,look under the dash at the bottom of the steering column,there is a bracket that bolts on with 2 torque bolts at ( t-25 or t-30) the shift cable connects to that bracket and when it loosens up it wont go into park or if loose enough it may not shift to reverse either.An easy way to tell if its loose is if the shift lever feels loose or real easy to move.Also at the transmission where the shift cable connects there is a plastic holder with groves on it for adjustment,dont try adjusting it but inspect it if its loose or broken,if you try adjusting it then its tough to get it back where it needs to be for all the gears to work with the shift indicator tab,about it not starting,that may have to do with the safety neutral switch on the transmission,but double check the linkage to make sure its really tight before worrying about that switch,im not always on line these days but i will help more when i can.Good luck

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

Testimonial: "nov2771 advised with the 2 torque bolts at (t-25 or t-30) was right on the money. The bolts were loose...However, upon further investing I noticed that on the top of the column there is a notch that goes into a slot right before the two (2) torque bolts...this gear is what i believe prevents the car from going into the parking and prevents the key from being removed at the ignition. The shift lever moves freely...but does not move the cable and gears at the transmission.... "

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