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#64 of 181 1994 Ford Taurus
Mar 14, 2008 (9:44 am)
I have a 94 Ford Taurus...All of a sudden this morning, it wont go out of PARK!!!
Any ideas? I am hoping its not the whole tranny...need a miracle I am going to assume...So if you know anything about these cars...any advice will be helpful!!
Never had any problems w/it...fluid is good and clean.
The only problem that we can figure...is when you accelerate...it jumps. Not everytime..but if you really try to accelerate suddenly...like on the freeway ..changing lanes quickly...or if you accelerate too quickly at a light or stop sign...
Please...can anyone tell me what might be going on?? I already got screwed by the guy who sold it to me...so honest advice only... Also it seems it is blowing fuses all of a sudden too...
#65 of 181 Re: 1994 Ford Taurus [kimnbrad]
Mar 14, 2008 (7:52 pm)
first question is where do you live? and was it cold this morning? let the car warm up and it should go..secondly, how does the engine run? if it runs well, a rebuild of the transmission would be a good idea. the common problem with those cars (i have one-and have had to do this) is that the forward piston goes out in the transmission. there is an upside being that the 3.0 in those cars is supposedly one of the best out there. (i also have one of these). my engine has about 150k miles on it but runs great!! i paid $700 for my car..i had some problems with the main brainbox cracking because it had been tightened down too much and the car would arbitrarily cut the fuel off, and then would start again after a little while (sometimes an hour, sometimes a day). this was diagnosed with a computer analysis..all in all, i love my car. it runs great and i get good mileage per gallon. hope this helps. search around. i'm sure there's a good tranny mechanic that can rebuild it for about $1000. if you know someone who can do this for you, they sell a rebuild kit for the tranny. ok. let me know if you need more info. i live in illinois. bye
#66 of 181 Re: car will not engage when in drive or reverse [whitedove1968]
Mar 21, 2008 (12:53 pm)
Hi, Just ran across your post. My 2001 has the 24V DOHC. Last year, a couple of times, my son said the car would stall when he put in into drive. He said it didn't stall if he put it in reverse.(he was a new driver--so maybe operator error??) I can't remember if it did anything else weird at the time, I think it did stall once or twice as he pulled out at a light. Anyhow, I replaced the Idle Air Control Valve. I don't know what was the problem, but it hasn't done it since.
My question has to do with whether he could have the cracked forward piston you mentioned. Could it act up and then go away?? I mean, could it still be the actual cause of last year's problems....just waiting to show up again?
Main reason to care is that if this car has a tran problem there is no point to buying the new rims he wants to get. Don't want him putting $ into it only to have it die. It's a 2001 SEL w/94000 miles.
#67 of 181 Re: Very slow out of park [steve137]
Apr 03, 2008 (7:26 am)
Did you ever find out what was going on with your car? I have a 2002 Sable that is doing the very same thing. Slowly getting worse. I put in in reverse in the morning and it just doesn't want to go. Its severity changes each day.
#68 of 181 Re: Very slow out of park [raydog2]
Apr 03, 2008 (9:21 am)
yes! the backlights were out...brake...so it would not go into any gear!!
That is all that was wrong with my silly car!
Check the fuses and lights...
#69 of 181 96 ford tarus shift circuit malfuntion
Apr 20, 2008 (6:23 pm)
Have check engine light on took it auto zone to check. tester said shift circuit malfuntion. Does this mean all i need is a new circuit if so how do i know which one?
#70 of 181 Re: 96 ford tarus shift circuit malfuntion [mratajczak]
Apr 21, 2008 (5:31 am)
no it means you need to further investigate that code. take your car to a trans shop that does free road test and diagnosis and find out what the real codes are ..autozone uses a generic code retriever to pull codes there is more codes hidden yet that tell exactly which circuit the pcm is seeing as defective
#71 of 181 96 taurus transmission
Apr 21, 2008 (5:47 pm)
computer says shift selenoid problem. car wont shift into 4th gear. or could this be a range sensor? where are they located?
#72 of 181 2001 taurus
Apr 23, 2008 (4:51 pm)
how do you replace the sway bar links
#73 of 181 Re: 96 taurus transmission [mratajczak]
Apr 24, 2008 (10:03 am)
shift solenoids are located in the side pan of the transmission.removal of this side pan dang near requires complete removal of the trans. but it can be done in the car.if the range sensor is bad the pcm would have returned a mlps code of some sort