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Ford Taurus 2006 check transmission light comes on

I purchased this car and was driving home the check transmission light came on . The next day i took the car to the ford house and they checked it out . Found nothin wrong . What would make this light come on ?

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    Eran Feb 15, 2009

    My 2006 also shows "check transmission" of late.

    Thing is, I got this fault once right after buying the car. Took it back to the dealer and fault code was shift solenoid C (P0760, I think). That's an electrical problem in the transmission... not sure where it's located. Need to read more. Cleared the fault then, and (like a fool) drove off and waited to see if it was a fluke or if it would come back because the car had been sitting for a bit. Now, 1/2 year later, I've moved and am getting the same fault again.

    Took it into a Ford dealership after seeing "Check Transmission" again, and have the same fault code. The technician told me that he'd looked in an electrical attachment to the transmission, and saw condensation, that some grease had dried. He took and reseated an electrical connection, because what was causing the fault Shift Solenoid C was that a sensor was alerting that there was a low flow of voltage through whatever circuit he worked on. When I left I was just happy that the problem with the transmilssion was electrical and no mechanical.

    So I left the place and I guess all was supposed to be fine. Nah. I just got a check transmission light again a couple of days later on the way to work. To make things sweeter, got a "check charging system" as well. WTF?

    Who knows. I feel for you. I've read all the posts about what a great car this is, but I've replaced a faulty valve in the fuel evap system recently as well... that's a couple hundred bucks. Wondering what the alt and tranny might turn into now is enough to make me sweat a bit, especially because I can't slow down on work for a good few days, and need the car to get there.

    Any specific advice??? Cuz that would be awesome.



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There are dozens of possibilities, and they are impossible to narrow down without a scan tool, and to read the code that the transmission has stored, the most common problem in this cars transmission, is the temperature sensor, which is part of the internal wiring harness, expect about $350 unless you are the original owner, if you bought it new, you may be able to push it through warranty.

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