Question about 2002 Ford Windstar Cargo
Worked fine the last time I drove it then it sat for about 2 weeks when I tried to back up nothing no noise no jumping into gear nothing... when I tried to drop it into drive it would drop into gear after a few seconds. Any idea the cause? I have checked fluid levels and they are fine.
Has the automatic transmission fluid and filter been changed. A flush and change is worth a try.
Posted on May 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if the shifter is loose and sloppy feeling then the shift cable bracket has come loose under the dash at the steering wheel. remove the lower panel under the steering wheel so you can see under the dash then get flash light and look while jiggling the shifter. you should be able to see the cable and bracket. if the bracket is loose then tighten the bolts. note this bracket is at the steering colum.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
most likely the shift tube bushings are bad- you may have also lost a few screws in the shift tube or they could just be loose. you have to pull the steernig column down to inspect/repair it.
Posted on May 31, 2009
I believe that reverse is operated by a brake band. So it seems to be stuck. It is operated by a piston, and the seal could have swelled and caused too much friction. But you could loosen up the adjustor so that it is disengaged, in order to get forward gears again. Perhaps you can force the piston to retract as well, once you drop the pan again.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
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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