Taurus dies in Drive!

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Old 08-16-08, 05:03 AM
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Taurus dies in Drive!

A friend has a 98 Ford Taurus that has suddenly developed a problem. It dies when put in Drive. The car will go in reverse and run fine, but dies when put in Drive. He has had a miss in the motor for some time but the car always continued to run. Could the problem be related to the miss or is it a transmission problem. The old car is rough and he doesn`t want to put too much money in a repair as he is older and lives on social security. Thanks to anyone who could shed some light on this problem..
 
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Old 08-16-08, 05:45 AM
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Could go either way, but the fact it will continue to run if shifted into reverse would tend to point toward a tranny problem, which are quite common on '90's Tauruses (Tauri?).

Wouldn't hurt to service the tranny if it's been a while, but I wouldn't get my hopes up.
 
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Old 08-16-08, 01:51 PM
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Thanks

That`s not the answer we were hoping for but accurate I am sure. Many thanks!!
 
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