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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-23-11, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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my eyes hurt and i need help!!!

my son has a 97 taurus with 133000 miles on it. he came out of class the other day got in started it and put it in reverse and nothing, tried drive nothing. the tranny wont engage in any gear but does hold in park.
checked the fluid level with the car off and then with it on and the fluid level does fall into normal range. was told by a transmission place that that indicateds it IS NOT THE T/C but that the tranny needs to be rebuilt.

was wondering if there is some kind of sensor that might be the problem. my son said it made no noise what so ever just wont go into gear. i checked the linkage and the selector moves on top of the tranny but nothing happens. i can see a sensor right where the linkage goes into the tranny and was thinking maybe that could have something to do with it.

also i disconnected the neg bat cable and that has erased any codes so thats no help.

any help or advice would be appreciated. surely this has happened to some else before

yes i've used the search feature and have read and read until my eyes hurt

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Re: my eyes hurt and i need help!!!

Well, my 99 still runs like a top but to know for sure, your best to drop the transmission pan and if there is any metal pieces in the pan, then the gears in the transmission are shot and a rebuild will be required. If the engine/transmission light is on, on the dash, take the vehicle first to an autozone as they scan codes for free and you'll know if it's sensor related or not. If there are no engine lights present, then dropping the pan is the only recourse.

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