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Old 08-15-2009, 20:13   #1 (permalink)
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03 Taurus tranny just quit

My 03 Taurus was working fine when suddenly the tranny just quit working. I was on a 5 min drive to McDonalds and it quit working in the parking lot and coasted to a parking spot. Moving the selector to D or R has no impact, no rpm change and no hint of any emgagement. The selector seems to work; when I moved the selector to P and tried to manually push the car it was obviously locked in park. The fluid level checks to be okay. The car has 70 K miles. Any ideas?
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My 03 Taurus was working fine when suddenly the tranny just quit working. I was on a 5 min drive to McDonalds and it quit working in the parking lot and coasted to a parking spot. Moving the selector to D or R has no impact, no rpm change and no hint of any emgagement. The selector seems to work; when I moved the selector to P and tried to manually push the car it was obviously locked in park. The fluid level checks to be okay. The car has 70 K miles. Any ideas?


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Did you notice any Fluid leaking from the bottom of the car???

If not I would have to guess it would be the Torque Converter ... Very expensive to repair, and not for a Shade Tree Mechanic.



Also did you hear any other sounds coming from the engine before this happen???
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No, no leaks and no noises. I was hoping for a blown fuse or something electrical rather than mechanical. I'll get it towed to a transmission shop and brace myself for the worst.
Thanks for the response.
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No, no leaks and no noises. I was hoping for a blown fuse or something electrical rather than mechanical. I'll get it towed to a transmission shop and brace myself for the worst.
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Hmmm!!

I don't believe it would be a electrical issue. There is a possibility that the VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) would have gone. But it would not make the car not go into Drive.
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The Taurus has been loaded on a trailer & I'll get it to a repair shop later today. If the issue is the torque converter; would it have destroyed the whole transmission or would it be possible to just replace the converter and flush the system? Are there tests to determine how much is bad?
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Hey I have an 03 just did the same thing any updates from the shop!
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Did you ever get an answer on this? Mine just did the same thing.
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