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2001 Ford Windstar

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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  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    I too have the same problem with my 1999 Windstar. It's been like this for about two months, every time I leave the driveway and drive down the road for about 300 feet or so it won't shift from 1st to 2nd gear for about 10-20 seconds. Afterwards, it's all right until it's been parked for a few hours then the problem happens again... Any suggestion as to what is causing this???

  • chitechgrrl Sep 02, 2008

    Thanks, I will try that and let you know if it helps.




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Try having a transmission FLUSH (not drain and fill) performed at a reputable shop and be sure they use they correct fluid type please rate -jeff

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