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1998 windstar my van has 147000 miles runs great drove great one day the next it does not shift from 2nd to 3rd only when first start it for the day after that does not shift to 3rd

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When was the last time the trans was serviced? Sounds like the clutch packs are bad or the shift control module may be out. Either way go directly to an independent transmission shop and have diagnosed. Ford has a horrible record for there automatic transmission. I wish I could say good news but probably won't be. Stay away from dealer. They will use the same parts supplier as independent and cost 2xs more. When I was dealer mechanic we sent transmissions to independent shops to be rebuilt. save the time and money yourself. Good luck.

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Try to replace your tans. filter inside the pan. mine didnt shift from first to second so i dropped my pan and changed it and now it shifts..

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The switches inside need to be replaced they are hanging up do this now before you ruin the clutches it will go back to normal shifting and work fine change all pressure torque lockup and shift switches diy for about 125.00 with fluid filter cost and back to normal shifting and a happy van and crew make sure vans not running hot burning fluid otherwise will happen again high temp burned fluid damages switches ability to work

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on the top of the trans where the shifting bar goes through os a black switch with a large plug in it. these are known to go and cause this problem, ford charges 135$ to R&R including the part, junk yard is $30 for part eBay is your best bet for a new one

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