As I pulled my van out of my driveway and onto the highway, it stayed in 1st gear for about two minutes before finally going to second. I have never had that problem before. Is that the transmission? If so, approx. how much would it cost to replace with a rebuilt transmission inc. labor? Or is it simply a matter of replacing the transmission fluid?
BTW, I have 203,700 miles on the van (mostly highway miles).
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Watch out! You're lucky the violent lunging didn't happen prior to the light, as well as losing all power when the engine cuts outs. After this happened to me, the light was steadily flashing and the van would not go into gear. Good luck, I'm still waiting to see if a recall is gonna happen. Very dangerous.
First thing is to check the fluid level in the transmission, most vehicles have to be running at engine operating temp either in P or N, check your owners manual. Assuming your fluid is where it should be, that vehicle you have sorry to tell you are notorious for transmission failures, by what you described looks like your going to have to replace the trany or rebuild it, either way its not a cheap fix. My advise if the van is in really good condition put a used trany in it and trade it in for something else. You can look anywhere online about customer/ owner feed backs on 88-98 windstar vans and how bad the transmissions are on those Ford didn't get smart till 99 or 00 when they redisgned the drive train. If you keep driving it the way it is the trany will completely fail leaving you on the side of the road somewhere.