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I have 2003 windstar with 138,000 miles, I put on drive and went about 1/4 mile and transmissiion is not working, I can move the lever to R , D 1&2 position but gears do not engage, Is my transmission busted or I it could be just bands

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Well in order for it to be broken, I think you would have noticed while driving it, a breaking loud bang and it would have left you stranded at that very point. But from what it sounds like to me by your description is that you were just driving it and then it just disappeared. Now if during that 1/4 mile you noticed it was slipping or smelling like burnt wiring before it stopped working, it cuold be that it burnt up inside.(clutches and bands etc.) What I suggest you do is pull the dipstick and smell the fluid on the tip. If it smells like burnt wiring...BINGO...Its burnt. If it doesnt smell burnt, what is the fluid level? When was the last time you've had a tranny tune up? If you haven't had your tranny serviced at the specified intervals by the makers, your transmission could have went out due to lack of fluid circulation caused by a clogged filter. Now, a clogged filter can also cause your converter to go out too. Does your engine seem to run at a higher RPM along with an unpleasant vibration? start with smelling your fluid.

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