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1995 ford windstar

My over drive and second gear dont work and i need to know how to fix the problem.

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  • josh1984 Jul 08, 2008

    what solenoids are you talking about? and what is the OBD2?

  • josh1984 Jul 10, 2008

    They say it has a safety in the trans when a gear starts slipping and it stops the overdrive and second gear from working

  • josh1984 Jul 11, 2008

    ok i will get the codes soon thanx alot for the help.

  • josh1984 Jul 11, 2008

    the check engine light is not lit but im am still going to get the codes.

  • apbrasa Dec 31, 2008

    My problem would be related to the same problem. What parts would give these codes for a 1995 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L;PO171 Bank 1 Lean, PO174 Bank 2 Lean, PO402 EGR Flow, PO732 Incorrect Ratio2nd, and PO733 Incorrect Ratio 3rd? Lights on in dash: ABS, Check engine, doors, and wipers fluid. I already replacedthe Neutral Safety Switch, fuel filter, transmission fluid, and filter. I wantto know what parts I need to replace, where are located, and if the job need tobe done by a mechanic.

  • Andy7777 May 11, 2010

    What parts would give these codes for a 1995 Ford Windstar
    LX 3.8L; PO171 Bank 1 Lean, PO174 Bank 2 Lean, PO402 EGR Flow, PO732 Incorrect
    Ratio2nd, and PO733 Incorrect Ratio 3rd? Dash lights on: ABS, Check engine,
    doors, and wipers fluid. I already replaced the Neutral Safety Switch, fuel
    filter, DPFE sensor, and I changed the transmission filter, and fluid. A
    re-check with OBD II showed no codes but I still have problem with second
    gear. I would like to know what parts I
    would need to replace, where are they located, and if the job needs to be done
    by a mechanic.




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Probably solenoids, pull the OBD2 codes or go to a trans shop

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  • duchessvik Jul 08, 2008

    OBD2 is short for "on board diagnostics II" (wikipedia it for more) your vehicle has a connector that allows you to hook up a code reader ($50 at autoparts store) and "read" the codes the vehicle has stored to help you pinpoint the problem. many shifting problems on automatics can be traced back to the solenoids, electric switches that control the transmission fluid. in essesnce engaging and disengaging the gears.

  • duchessvik Jul 10, 2008

    yeah, they call that "limp home mode". it lets you drive to safety, but will reduce damage to the trans.

    key is to get the codes, if the check engine light is lit. also i'm assuming you have sufficient trans fluid and its clean.

    if you get the codes, let me know i can look them up for you.

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