Ford Transmission Failure???
I am new to this forum and I am not sure if I should be posting this thread here but I have a serious problem with my ford Taurus. I have a 2005 Ford Taurus SEL 6.0cyl engine.
I also should mention that before this happen I had problems with the intake manifold and got it repaired in February of this year. The car also lagged a lot when I press on the gas and I could floor the gas pedal before it picked up speed. It also made this popping sound (almost like a backfire) when I drove it sometimes. And the engine light is on.
Yesterday I was on the expressway going about 60 mph, when I got off and stopped at a light my car would not go any faster than 25 mph. I asked my dad and he said I might need transmission fluid. I drove to the nearest gas station and brought a quart of automatic transmission fluid and went to put it in. Before I put it in I checked the fluid level and it was Nothing in there, it was literally dry! I thought it would be difficult to switch gears when there is no trans fluid in the car? I also thought that on-board diagnostic would tell me when trans fluid was low? It has told me many times when oil is low.
I got the car to my house , it start up fine and switches gears normally but, it still will not pick up speed and I did notice that the Speedometer it at 0mph when idle and parking brake on, It always was about between the 0 and 5 before this started.
I asked a few neighborhood mechanics and they told me it could be anything such as filters, catalytic converter and failing transmission.
My questions are:
1. Did I burn out my transmission?
2. What could cause this?
3. Any suggestions.
I don't have the money to get it fixed ATM and plan on getting it checked next week sometime. I put some more trans fluid in and check the levels and it was OK and the fluid was a pinkish almost clear color. Please help. I tried to be as detailed as possible.
If I posted this in the wrong forum please direct me to the proper forum.