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I was hit on the left side of my ford free star a the bumper cracked ever since then my van want shift past 2 after 40 mph it reives up paper malfunction light on and engein light on

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You must verify exact contact with your vehicle was it also hit in the fender and wheel ? y/n how bad of a hit the transmission can be knock out of alignment go to auto zone and ask for a free code scan to find out what codes are set and when you post back make sure your spelling and problems are specific and correct so we can know really what your talking about

Posted on Apr 08, 2015

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    Eric Johnson Apr 08, 2015

    Yes it was hit by fender but not bad just bent in a little took it to auto zone for a diagnostic test it reed sylinoid A B and clutch circuit malfunction

  • stephen peirce Apr 11, 2015

    O.K. Eric now I will explain to you that any impact on these cars where the wheels may be involved and yours was even though you say it you can count on wheel/drive axle contact being made and this constitutes a forced application of braking on one side /the hit side while the other side rolled free & this as explained forced braking and also possible slamming/pushing the drive axle inward will/& has caused this problem and hopefully when you drop the pan & change the solenoids you'll be home free but you must look at the mounting for the transaxle at the bolts to see if there are scrape marks from the engine/trans moving from the hit even the smallest hit will usually move something or bend something knocking the alignment of the drive train out so look for where the mounting points are fresh exposed metal with the scrape marks or a bent mount hopefully you'll be O.K. but if there is evidence of this and you don't reset it back to where it was the same thing will happen again because there is now more resistance/pressure on one side then the other I hope that you are in the clear here but if not you must either buy an engine crane harbor freight has good ones for $200.00 and disconnect everything and move the whole power plant back to where it was or go to a shop and pay around $250-$300 for them to do it me personally fi I was planning to work on my vehicle myself and had the space for it I would buy the crane and do it myself the$$$ spent goes to improving your tool situation/mechanic ability versus just paying out$$$ and thats it good luck



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