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Problem with Transmission Not shifting into forward gears

HELP... I had my alternator changed in my 1999 mercury sable and after my transmission wouln't shift into a forward gear and car only moves forward at it's idle. The transmission was rebuilt and was working properly before the alternator was changed. What is my problem now?
Sharon,
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  • smpatnaude Sep 02, 2008

    The tranny was rebuilt 5k miles before alternator was changed and was running properly JUST Before alternator was replaced.



    Service engine light is also now on since I replaced the alternator and now speedometer either stays at (zero) or jumps around when I try to drive it.



    I have tried unplugging connector on computer under dash and waiting 15 minutes and plugging it back in to reset it but this doesn't work either..

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem but with the speedo only the transmision is fine,the speedo and the oil gauge are dead.



  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    transmission fluid full battery good engine runs driving along and stopped moving forward now won't move in any direction no engagement of transmission when moving gear shift

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Try changing your vss ( vehicle speed sensor )

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When was the transmission rebuilt and was it done by a shop with a warranty? I have yet to see an alternator cause damage to a transmission but there has been stranger things. If the alternator was hooked up wrong or a wire was left off, the system could be loosing power to one of the ECMS. Or one of the ecms could of been damage if the wrong battery terminal was hooked up. That I have seen. For the moment, it sounds like the car is in limp home, which is a safety feature by the manufactures that does not allow the car to be driven. Are there any lights on, check engine light, transmission light ect when the car is running?

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