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Old 06-14-2005, 00:04   #1 (permalink)
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1996 Ford Taurus

I recently bought a 1996 Ford Taurus that had been sitting in a Lot
for a while. I was backing out of my driveway and when I went to put
it into drive, it didnít go foward. Itís not switching gears.
Everything sounds normal. I was just wondering if there was an easy
fix to this problem. Thanks.

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:05   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1996 Ford Taurus

Possible linkage problem?? Rusty?
Worse case scenario: transmission

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:05   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1996 Ford Taurus

In article <1_595370_e9f168b76b2eb911aab2cbbb6bc95bdc@autoforumz.com>,
UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com says...
> I recently bought a 1996 Ford Taurus that had been sitting in a Lot
> for a while. I was backing out of my driveway and when I went to put
> it into drive, it didn?t go foward. It?s not switching gears.
> Everything sounds normal. I was just wondering if there was an easy
> fix to this problem. Thanks.


Does it go backwards, but not forwards? First, double-check the trans
fluid level. Also, the neutral-saftey switch (or whatever it's called
now) could be bad. Otherwise, you could have a damaged forward clutch,
which is the weak point of the Taurus's transmission.

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:05   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 1996 Ford Taurus

could also be a broken shift cable
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In article <1_595370_e9f168b76b2eb911aab2cbbb6bc95bdc@autoforumz.com>,
UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com says...
> I recently bought a 1996 Ford Taurus that had been sitting in a Lot
> for a while. I was backing out of my driveway and when I went to put
> it into drive, it didn?t go foward. It?s not switching gears.
> Everything sounds normal. I was just wondering if there was an easy
> fix to this problem. Thanks.


Does it go backwards, but not forwards? First, double-check the trans
fluid level. Also, the neutral-saftey switch (or whatever it's called
now) could be bad. Otherwise, you could have a damaged forward clutch,
which is the weak point of the Taurus's transmission.

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