Do I really need a new/rebuilt transmission?
My 2002 Windstar broke down over the weekend. The overdrive light started blinking and about 5 minutes later the transmission would no longer engage.
I started it up the next day and put it in gear, but there was no response. Car acts like its in neutral and I do not feel the gears set when I put the car in reverse, drive, or 1 & 2.
I had it towed to a Christian Brothers Automotive who said it needed a rebuilt transmission for $2300 - $2500.
Unfortunately, the van broke down in Houston and I live in Austin (about 160 miles away), so I do not have a lot of leeway to try alternatives.
I really can't afford this fix. Does anybody have any better ideas?