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#40 of 181 Re: Re; Mercury Sable tranny magic [misiu1]
Jun 12, 2007 (3:52 pm)
I have a 97 sable with an electric/tranny problem. It runs fine in neutral and park but when you put it in gear or reverse the power steering, radio and power windows shut off. The radio clock still works but no sound and no power steering. But when i put it back to neutral or park i can operate the windows again along with the power steering?????? Any ideas ? Please HELP!
Have no fear, there is a simple solution to your problems. I currently drive a 1997 Ford Taurus GL, and just this week my car exhibited the same problems that you described. My mechanic told me that I needed a Neutral Safety Switch. He changed the switch, and the power steering, the power windows, and the radio are now back to normal. So, you may try changing this switch. Best of luck.
#41 of 181 99 Taurus transmission trouble
Jun 22, 2007 (2:06 pm)
I have a 99 Taurus 3.0 12valve w/82k miles. While driving down the road the tranny quit, like it was in "N". No grinding, noise or fluid loss. The fluid is red, no smell and full. I replaced the tranny range selector switch - still have the problem. No matter where you have the range select lever the car will not move. The cable is ok. Any ideas?
#42 of 181 Transmission
Sep 24, 2007 (6:13 pm)
I have a 93 taurus that slips coming out of first gear.
The fluid is full. What may be the problem?
#43 of 181 Re: 99 Taurus transmission trouble [homer23]
Oct 09, 2007 (9:35 am)
i have a 3.0 1994 Taurus. I really love this car. I got great mileage when i ran. When i first bought it, i had trouble with the fuel cutting off for NO APPARENT REASON! i replace about 3 modules to no avail. finally we put it on some diagnostic computer and found the main brain module was cracked! my uncle went to the junkyard and still paid $150 for the part, now she ran great! But the new problem is the transmission slips out of gear when i come to a stop?? I have to put it into reverse and then back into drive for it to go forward. the transmission place told me that it's some pressure regulator piece that's inside the tranny, about $300 to replace it with labor.. but if he takes the whole thing apart and finds alot of metal bits in there then he'll have no choice but to rebuild it $1400, which i can't afford!! Please let me know if you've gotten this problem solved, and how.. i love my taurus and want to save it without having to clean out every penny! thanks.
#44 of 181 Re: 2001Taurus Transmission [suchev]
Dec 19, 2007 (9:34 am)
I Have the same car with 65,000 miles. Went to take off from a light and the car rolled a couple of feet and the engine reved up like i was in neutral. The shift cable was moving fine. fluid level ok and pan gasket was replaced 9 months ago for a minor leak. No Reverse,Drive,L2,or L1. Park would function fine. In the shop now estimate around 1500.00 for Torque converter replacement.
#45 of 181 Sable transmission problems
Dec 22, 2007 (11:29 pm)
Hey, I have a 2002 Sable LS with around 102,000 miles. the transmission light has been coming on since i bought the car in 2004. It has been in and out shops ever since, and i have put about $2500-$3000 into it. after 5 or 6 trips to the mechanic, the light still comes on, and when it does, the trans acts funny. when i come to a stop, it will be fine for a second or two, then i can feel it bump down through the gears, like it was stuck. i'm in college, and i really dont want to put any more money into this thing. the mechanic i have been going to says it is electrical. can i just ignore this? any ideas? thanks.
#46 of 181 Ford Taurus Transmission
Dec 23, 2007 (9:07 pm)
The pre 08 Ford Taurus requres a transmission service every 30k. Your transmission will eventually self distruct if you do not do this service. The fluid breaks down over time.
#47 of 181 Re: Ford Taurus Transmission [mschmal]
Dec 27, 2007 (9:59 pm)
actually, the first thing the mechanic did was to flush the transmission. put additive in, cleaned it up, still had the light. so he took the trans out and replaced a bunch of parts, practically rebuilt it. still the light. its very frustrating...
#48 of 181 Re: car will not engage when in drive or reverse [ronnie6]
Dec 30, 2007 (2:55 pm)
SO WEIRD MINE IS THE SME YEAR SAME MODEL AND DID THE SAME THING
i'M TAKING IT TO A TRANNY SHOP TO SEE WHATS WRONG WITH IT!
DID U FIND OUT WHATS WRONG WITH YOURS?
PLEASE KEEP ME INFORMED
i HEARD IT WAS THE BAND ON THE CAR!
#49 of 181 Re: car will not engage when in drive or reverse [cajagg25]
Dec 30, 2007 (5:16 pm)
hi ronnie,lol, i've read alot of stuff on these trannie problems, and how you have to engage the reverse to get it to go forward...well there's bad news and there's worse news...in the end the choice is yours...
here's the bad news...
the forward piston in your transmission cracked..it's very common for this car...i've spoken to ALOT, and i do mean alot of transmission guys on this because i didn't want to get really ripped off...mine is currently being rebuilt, electrical replacement etc. $1100, was referred by someone. General cost is $1400. Good news, yes, there's good news,lol..the 3.0 engine in that car is supposed to be one of the best out there right now, as far as used cars goes. mine runs really well, so it's worth it for me to get it fixed, and the body is in good shape.
the really bad news is that $1100 or $1400 is the going rate for a car like that. yah, you can find it for more at the dealer or less for a beat up on the street. so basically, it's up to you. if your car is in fairly good condition and you plan to drive it for a while than it's worth fixing. if not, then get rid of it..
write back if you any more info..
ps. i'm in northern illinois if you want my trans guy...