I bought a 96 Taurus for my son 2 months ago with 130K on it. Very clean car, no problems until yesterday. The car starts fine but when its put into reverse or park it immediately stalls out. I had it towed to a trans shop that I trust, and he told me some valve or solenoid (I forgot which) was sticking. They suggested a trans rebuild for $1500, but we only payed $1600 for the car?
He flushed the tranny, did the filter and put in new fluid, and said it may or may not work. The car worked fine until this morning and it's doing it again. Does anyone know what selonoid/valve causes this? Is it anle to be changed without rebuilding the transmission? I would rather drop the pan and change a part than rebuild the whole trans if possible.
Other than this, the trans worked great, fluid wasn't burnt, and it shifts fine.
Any help is appreciated!