Oh no! 1994 Taurus doesn't go into ANY gear!
I am new to the forum but not new to Taurus. I drive a 1994 Taurus GL with the 3.0L overhead valve. It has 135,000 miles on it. It has been a great little car, and I bought it used. I have done the usual repairs, such as new CV joints, belts, plugs transmission fluid/filter, etc.
I went to the gym this morning, came back out started it up and put it in neutral to back down a very shallow grade. Once I was ready to move forward, I put it in D and the car went into gear and then seemed to take itself back out of gear. I tried to select each option, (D,R,N,P) and the car seemed to stay in neutral.
I have mis-selected automatic trannys before, and you usually hear a little grinding when you are in-between selections. I heard no such sound. The engine runs fine.
My guess, (and only a guess) is that it is the transmission control solenoid on the top of the transmission. I have had no warnings up to this point and took the thing on a 1,000 mile trip with my family through the mountains without any problems.
What could this be? The tranny fluid is not low or burnt out, and I have not had any shifting problems AT ALL to warn me. HELP!