Question about 1998 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

My van seems to be not shifting gears and the speedometer doesn't work when this happens. whats the problem?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,309 Answers

Sounds like the vss(vehicle speed sensor) is not functioning properly, a scan will let you know for sure

Posted on May 11, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My speedometer isn't working and won't shift gears..? Changed In/Output .. What else could be the problem ?


speed sensor / speedometer drops too zero - Car Forums and ...

www.automotiveforums.com > ... > Ford > Escort
Because the speed sensor isn't working the speedometer isn't working either. ...thinks you are stopped or going very slow and won't shift it out of first gear.

Won't Shift Out of First - BIONICDODGE.COM

www.bionicdodge.com/bionic/index.php?topic=1645.0;wap2
A friend of mine has a Durango, the tranny wont shift out of 1st. ... Tip: If its a speed sensor problem, you may find that the speedo isn't working very well. ... To check and see if 2nd gear is messed up mechanically, manually hold it in low 1, ...

21298304 Tack and speedometer quit working, won't shift ...

dochost.no-ip.org/F/.../t21298304-tack_speedometer_quit_working_shif...
My van won't shift into overdrive, speedometer isn't working, door locks are not ...My speedometer quit workin and my gears are a lil hard shiftin and i have no ...

Speedometer Odometer trans shift issue - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

www.ford-trucks.com > ... > Misc. > Electrical Systems/Wiring

Jan 25, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Its an 01 grand caravan sport sometimes speedometer needle moves to 10mph when put into drive and the van is not moving when this happens trans wont shift out of second or third and when it doesn't do it...


Problem is either in the speed sensor and/or instrument cluster. My '01 suffered same issues before it other issues killed it. But, when you do go to shift into gear hold brake and allow it to "swing" until it settles down. This will help with it trying to shift thru the gears and the "hurky jerky".

Jan 22, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

97 aerostar transmisson problem


I had trouble with what seemed like a transmission on my ford van. Was told by a master mechanic to disconnect the NEGATIVE battery cable for 5 minutes to reset computer. I did this, it worked & never had another problem with it. Maybe it will work in your situation. Doesn't cost anything to try!:)

Jul 21, 2013 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Speedometer doesn't work and it doesn't change gears right


vehicle speed sensor on the transmission, it fails and the speedometer will not work, it could affect shifting because the computer does not know the speed you are traveling

Sep 19, 2011 | 1998 Cadillac Catera

1 Answer

All lights in gear lights light up, speedometer won't work and will only work in low gear


The main problem - stuck in low gear indicates that the shift solenoid may have gone out. In that case it must be replaced. This happens to all these vans eventually. BUT, you might try checking the transmission fluid level just to make sure it is not too low.

Sep 19, 2010 | 2002 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

Transmission?


Do you happen to know if there are any radio transmitting or cell phone towers in that area?

Apr 19, 2010 | 1994 Buick Skylark

2 Answers

Van drops into 1st gear after 15 miles


What does the speedometer do when this happens? If it goes dead at the same time you need a Vehicle Speed Sensor which is mounted to the transmission. It tells the ECM what your speed is and without the input from the sensor, the computer assumes the van isn't going very fast and locks in 1st gear.

Jun 09, 2008 | 1998 Ford Windstar

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Ford Windstar Logo

Related Topics:

222 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5623 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...