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I have a 1997 ford taurus. i put the car in drive and it will hardly move forward. the engine runs fine and was drive ok until this happened. reverse seems to be ok.

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Ok I have a question. my brake transaxle interlock lock came on. I looked at the manual and did what is said but when I did that all my transmission fluid leaked out. now it will stop out of no where and ill have to add transmission fluid to get home, what could be the problem before and after I did what the manual said? did I mess something up when I did that?

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The first thing I would do is check the transmission fluid level.

The unfourtunate thing on these certain cars they are very notorious for having transmission problems. I am sure it is nothing you have done wrong, Ford had a lot of issues with their transmissions through those years.

I hope this helps, Allen

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