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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-12-09, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Question my 98 windstar trouble shifting to 2nd.

My 98 windstar goes from first to nothing for the first few blocks of the morning, even after warming it up for a good ten minutes.I f it's sat for a while(5hrs. or over night) it does this. I just changed the fluid and filter ( no metal on the magnet), and the TRS(nuetral safety switch). If I start in manual 2nd, and then shift to D, it works fine, until it sits for a while(and cools down). I heard that after changing the TRS it may take some driving to re-train the PCM? does it work like this? do I have to reset the PCM? could it be another module , because it shifts fine otherwise and will even take a San Francisco hill without slipping. HELP!!

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-20-09, 04:39 PM
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Re: my 98 windstar trouble shifting to 2nd.

It normally doesn't have to relearn. They may shift a little late butnot to the extent you mentioned. It could be a valve sticking in the valve body. We've had good luck with an additive that doesn't swell the seals or do other damage to the trans. It's even recommended by a few OEMs, Volvo for one. It's called Lube-Gard. I use it in mine when I do a service.
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