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#134 of 181 Re: Shift lever and cruise not working [cbhenders]
Jul 10, 2010 (5:02 pm)
Just a dumb question but does your break lights work? If not it could be a breaklight switch on or near top of pedel under dash.
#135 of 181 Transmission shifter not comming out of park
Jul 10, 2010 (5:16 pm)
I have a 98 Taurus V6 DOHC. The shifter started messing up about 2months ago every once in a while where it would be hard to get out of park and the button on shifter was hard to push in, but if you played with it a little it would come out of park. Now you really have to fight with it to get it to work. I checked to see if the break peddel when pushed disingagues the cruise controll and it does. Does any one have any ideas?
#136 of 181 2000 sable wagon transmission
Aug 07, 2010 (6:48 pm)
my wife drives a 2000 merc. sable wagon 3.0 l dohc last week she leaked major trans. fluid, a puddle and a line of fluid for about 16ft. she parked it. I filled the trans 4 to 5 hrs later with new fluid car ran fine with only a small spot on the driveway. was wondering if certain tranny lines, seals etc. can overheat from long drives and be fine on short neighborhood drives? Anyone with similar experiences?
#137 of 181 Gears stopped working 2005 Merc Sable Wagon
Aug 14, 2010 (5:51 am)
Driving about 30 mph and felt a slight click.. and all gears stopped working. Car kept running but couldn't go forward or back. Mechanic says fluid level is fine. He is researching Mercury problem reports but thinks transmission may be bad. Only 70K on the car. Not aware of any other symptoms or noises before it stopped. Any advice?
Aug 15, 2010 (10:33 am)
did you get any help with the tranny question? if so, can you share... I have the same problem with my car. thanks
#139 of 181 Re: 2003 taurus [smokingjoe1]
Aug 15, 2010 (9:46 am)
No help yet. The repair shop tells me I need a new transmission (used or rebuilt) which is pretty expensive. I am interested if there may be another explanation.
#140 of 181 2008 Sable Transmission "plug"
Aug 15, 2010 (1:16 pm)
Need to change transmission fluid. When I get under the car, the trans. plug does not look odvious as the oil plug does. Actually it looks as if there are two plugs, one lower and one a bit higher in another area of the transmission. can anyone give me an idea where the plug may be located? Thanks!
#141 of 181 2005 Ford Taurus Torque Converter issues
Sep 08, 2010 (6:17 pm)
#142 of 181 2005 Ford Taurus Torque Converter issues
Sep 08, 2010 (6:17 pm)
I was driving my 2005 Ford Taurus when it seemed to slip out of gear. I couldn't get it into any gear, even reverse. I took it to the Ford dealership and they told me it was the torque converter. After a little research I called them back and said it seemed this was a common problem. They asked me about documented upkeep which I had none since I do most of it myself. They quoted me $2,400 to fix. I took it to a mechanic who said he could fix it for $1,000. That pricetag jumped to $1,650 after they realized that my converter had gotten so hot that it exploded sending metal into the transmission which had to be cleaned. I am trying to track anyone having this problem. I have been in touch with Ford (blowing me off) and the NHTSA. I am forwarding more information I find to them. I have also created a Facebook page. Check out "F.O.R.D. Fault" if you have had similar issues.
#143 of 181 Re: 2000 sable wagon transmission [triv1]
Nov 19, 2010 (7:08 am)
Have the same problem, what did you do to rectify it ?