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My 1997 Ford taurus transmission wont shift. I was driving and it stalled now it wont shift. If i put it in neutral i can push it and if i put it in park it wont move. If i put it in drive or reverse it wont go. The car turns on just fine. But if i put it in drive or reverse all it dose is rev up. I checked the shift cable and its good its shifts on the transmission but the car wont move.

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  • Scott Brown
    Scott Brown Jan 01, 2012

    I'm leaning towards the torque converter

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Have you checked the transmission/gearbox fluid is at the correct level ? This will also cause this. Hope this is of help.

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

  • peterda3rd20 Nov 09, 2010

    I checked the Transmission fluid level and it's good.

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SOURCE: 89 z24 stalls instantly when shifting out of park

Your lockup torque converter is bad I believe. When you shift from Park into any gear it will die.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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