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Ford taurus chek engine light came, had code checked & guy said the cct switch is stuck in off? having shifting problem between 1st & 2nd

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    I have a 93 ford taurus that will drive for a little while and then will act like it is in neutral and then acts like it is in neutral and when you shut it of and then turn the car back on it will go again for a little while I need to find out why it is doing this

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You might have to replace the solenoid also called swtch, and service the transmission since any durt in the system will cause the solenoids to stuck, but the solenoids are inside the transmission

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