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Was driving my Ford Taurus (2003) around stopping getting out restarting and going until I went to Walmart and got groceries. Came out started car up shifted out of park and nothing. No forward, reverse or anything. Will go back into park but that is it. Fluid levels are fine and I have had no previous problems with transmission or shifter. Please help.

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Do you feel the shifter moving anything? Possible the bolt came undone at the top of the transmission.

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I would check the fluid level because low fluid can cause this problem. If the fluid is full, when was the last time the ATF was changed? If the fluid has not been changed regularly then you may have some sludge or particles fouling a valve in your valve body.

Posted on May 19, 2009


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Have you checked the fluid level with the engine running ,and the vehicle in park?If the fluid level is fine,then have the transmission fluid changed,and filter.If this was at all helpful,please rate,thank you.

Posted on Jul 18, 2010


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Unfortunately that sounds like your torque converter is out! There is no way to engage it so that you can drive it to a transmission shop and you will need a tow. DON'T take it to AAMCO or another chain shop or they will tell you it needs a complete rebuild and charge you accordingly. Pick a local transmission shop that has good ratings from the BBB.

Posted on Jun 22, 2011

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linkage will probally have to be readjusted if your lucky, Get it check out before it gets worse, End does damage to the transmission, If it hasnt happen allready,From trying to force it into gear,

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