tranny poblem

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Old 06-19-08, 05:19 AM
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I Have A 96 Ford Taurus. It Drives Good And Shifts Fine. Except When I Come To A Stop It Will Not Move. I Have To Put It In Park Then Put It In Drive In Order For It To Move. My Boyfriend Changed Out The Fluid N N Filter. Any Ideas On What The Problem Is? Help Greatly Appreciated!!
 
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Old 06-20-08, 07:13 AM
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Not a trans guru but if it were mine I would add a can of "Lube Guard" trans additive to it. RW
 
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Old 06-20-08, 07:33 AM
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Probably not the answer you really want to hear, but the trannies in the early-mid 90's Taurus & Sables were very badly engineered. It was not uncommon for one to fail with less than 50,000 miles on the odometer; my Dad's '93 failed at 38,000. Bet I towed a hundred of them to tranny shops.

Probably time for a professional diagnostic on it. I don't recall what, if any, transmission codes are reported by the computer in that vintage, but you might try getting a free code scan done at AutoZone. On some vehicles you can have a transmission code without lighting the check engine light.
 
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Old 06-20-08, 04:23 PM
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Sounds like an Internal leak between the valve body, and one of the shift solenoids. If there is no residual pressure behind a solenoid, when it is electrically commanded on, the necessary hydraulic circuits wont activate. Putting the vehicle back in park allows time for pressure to build behind the solenoid , adequate enough to engage hydraulic circuits.

Probably time to let a pro have at it, since
these solenoids are not exactly "DO IT YOURSELF" friendly to remove or install, and you run the risk of further damage by not having it done correctly.
 
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