Question about 1997 Ford Taurus
You need to have a complete gear box check as it has leaked fluid,there is not much help you can get here now.As for the solenoid thing, it's a sensor which controls gear change which someone else told you.This will require more hand on expertise help now due to this leak.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
Normally the car will not go into gear due two 2 reasons. iT could be because of electrical, issues, such as sensor or the solenoid not working or the mechanical such as the transmission valves blocked or not working properly. In your case, you observed oil coming out of the transmission. It could be connected to the vehicle not going into overdrive. I would suggest first to trace where the oil is coming from bu having the tranny cleaned out first. New oil leaking should be observed and you should be able to trace where it comes from. It could be from oil seals. You may want to check deeper by opening the tranny up if you wish to do this yourself. Check first the solenoid, it has black and red wire connected to it. Check if there is voltage running to it and if it has continuity when you use a tester. It also has an oil seal at its end, you may check it out if it causes the leaking. You may also want to check the valves if they are blocked. Normally they get blocked by oil resedue.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Check the fluid level. You may want to consider having the transmission flushed. (I recommend BG Products flush system.) Properly flushing the trans removes any varnish the may have built up causing erratic behavior.
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