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My rpms when i stop at a red light and then try to go, my foot of course is on the gas peddle and my rpms move to 4,5,6 or more but my car barely moves then it kicks in and i take off, meanwhile my speedometer is at zero but when it kicks in it goes up to where is suppose to be. also i noticed now that my steering wheel is getting tight when i turn. what could this be ?

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If I understand your problem correctly, you have a transmission problem. The Taurus/Sable platform has had several tranny related problems, especially from lack of fluid/filter changes at the required service frequency.

You may have a low level of Transmission fluid, or you could have a serious problem. Either way, continuing to operate your Taurus in this manner will cause expensive damage.

Please check your Transmission fluid level. If you see that it is low, be sure to use the proper type of fluid for your car.

If you do not have a low level, then you should take this Taurus to a trained mechanic, and have your transmission evalutated.

Good luck!


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