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1998 Ford Windstar gets stuck in 1st gear. Occasionally shifts up. No problem with reverse. Fluid levels okay.

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iac valve is sticking remove valve and clean the shaft so it moves freely. This is a very easy fix.

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Windstar Van- transmission

I had the same problem with mine Ford said I would need a $3,500 transmition job. I changed the filter and fluid babied it for a while and it came out of it that was 40,000 mi. ago and it is still going strong

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SOURCE: ford transmission 86 4wd will not shift to high gear

It is hard to say from your description what the problem is ... could be linkage issue ... could be trans is going as is with the other poster ...
Losing overdrive. Clutches (bands/clutches) have had it. Be careful driving without that top gear ... doing too high a speed without the appropriate gear causes extra stress on your engine that could accelerate further problems. Try to do only driving at a low enough speed that the top gear is not missed ... will help the vehical last as long as possible.

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if it was me I would check the sensors on the transmission first and if those are ok I hate to tell you it could be your torque converter

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For car not changing gears it can be shifter assembly issue, or it can also be transmission issue. Get the shifter assembly inspected with ignition OFF.

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GEAR SHIFT ISSUES

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2012/11/gear-shift-issues.html

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TRANSMISSION GEARS SLIPPING AND FLUID LEAKING ISSUES

Transmission gear assembly and transmission needs inspection. Also check the transmission fluid level. Also is the fluid getting leaked or its low.


There are few very helpful links with solutions to troubleshoot this problem.


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I suggest you to refer these links.


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http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2000-toyota-camry-transmission-slipping.html

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My 92 dakota shifts hard from 1st to 2nd gear but does shift to all gears?


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My 98 Ford Windstar won't change past 2nd gear


check the white connector at the top of the transmission for corrosion. if this is unpluged it wont shift out of 1st... sounds like it may be the issue

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98 Ford Windstar Won't shift out of 1st gear


Let an expert fix it for you. There are more issues than you think wrong with your car.

Have this resource handy for the scan results http://www.troublecodes.net/Ford/

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check transmission fluid see level .is it dirty change it refill with good fluid run till hot .handbrake on now run gearstick up and down the gears

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Having problem's with my 98 Ford Windstar


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