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1999 taurus. 6 cyl OHV. Ran fine over the weekend. Parked car in driveway. Started this morning. Heard high(RPM) pitch winding sound coming from engine or tranmission. Noticed will not reverse or move into any gear after shifting. Transmission fluid is full. Recently changed transmission filter and Vehicle speed sensor about 1 month ago.. Ran fine after that.Serpentine belt is ok. Linkage on driver's side appears shifting ok. Could something have broken inside tranmission or maybe a sensor not allowing to shift?

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    transmission want move in any gear. can an output speed sensor cause that problem

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Check for vacuum lines going to transmission or any vacuum line under hood. It is possible an animal chewed on the lines or wires. We get a few reports of that at Fixya.

You might also look under the dash by the pedals for a vacuum leak. There are vacuum switches for parking brake release and the neutral start switch.

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