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WAGON HAS SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT AND O/D OFF LIGHT BLINGKING BEFORE/AFTER TRANNY SOLENOIDS REPLACED

1996 Ford Taurus • 6 cylinder FWD Automatic • 101,000 miles

1996 Ford Taurus Wagon. Service engine light on. Blinking O/D off light. Replaced 3 solenoids in transmission. Was led to believe that was it. Got it back and not even half way down the road the service engine light comes on again. After taking it up to higher speeds I discover that it doesn't engage 4th gear quite right and 5th gear will not engage at all.
My question is this. First, how many solenoids are in the transmission?
would that bulletin you spoke of in another post apply to this situation? Here is that info I speak of.
There may be a technical service bulletin for the code P0760. Performace Shift solenoid C stuck closed. I have a vehicle with this code and I checked the solenoids and all 3 are fine. The bulletin states that the retainer clip for the forward clutch control valve in the valve body might be broken, causing the trans not to be able to shift into overdrive and setting the shift solenoid C stuck closed code. You will need a revised clip and check to see if the valve body is damaged. The ford part number is F8DZ-7F194-AA.
i don't want my mechanic to try to short change me by saying I need a new transmission when it could be something as simple as what you described.
I asked them to replace any parts while it is apart so I could get the check engine light off and the O/D light to stop blinking.
They claim it is normal for the O/D light to blink. I think its b.S. And they are trying to fool me cuz they really don't know why. I will try to get them to give me all the codes from the scanner so I can give them to you but I have a sneaky suspicion it is either what you said or maybe a bad computer? Problem is, where I live you have to pass smog checks and you cant do that with a service engine light on and ive already paid them 845 dollars to replace all the solenoids and they handed me back 3 and that that was it.I have read online that there are 5. Can you please help shed some light on this to start with. I cannot afford to be drained of my money as I was just in a head on collision and this was supposed to be my "new" car after my accident (which was not my fault btw).I feel like they are gonna try to take the easy way out and I can't afford to keep dumping money into this repair when they are the ones who can't seem to fix things right. Any help on this would be great, thanks in advance.

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Reldvs
November 13, 2010.



When plan A fails, it is better to go to plan B rather than hoping plan A is going to work out.

Since you are getting the dealer to do the job, get them to check and verify if replacement is necessary. Who knows an adjustment might be all it needs.

KHLow2008
Nov 30, 2010.
Ok so here is the latest update. I went in today to get the RIGHT part installed. They did it VERY fast. Cleared the code, told me to drive it around for a bit and come back. If I were uncooth, I would have just not returned. However, I am too honest for my own good at times.
The service engine light eventually tripped and it still does the SAME THING lol but at least it does not need to be in neutral anymore to start it. BUT it does not act the same either. Since I have had it back, it has trouble going into gears. Twice already I put it in park only to find it rolling backward. Then back in gear back to park fixed it but WTF, it never did that before.

I went back and told him im not gonna pay him anymore labor, I pay for the part cuz the old one was physically damaged (between you and me, I think they broke it removing it) and that if they wanted any more money from me, they need to talk to my lawyer. I am ready to go to a different shop now.

I am considering AAMACO as you suggested. I am definately sueing these jokers too. I am also gonna try to have their dmv status yanked and anything else I can do to this pathetic shop.

Just wanted to give you an update. Oh and by the way, direct quote from the master mechanic after replacing yet another part that was gonna fix it
"It's still poping the same code so you are gonna need a new tranny."
$1000 dollars to diagnose my tranny! W T F

Tiny
Reldvs
Dec 8, 2010.
It is never easy to find an honest mechanic everywhere.

I don't see any reason why code P1705 is recurring after replacement of the switch.

It is not related to the transimssion. Either the switch, its wiring or PCM culd be the cause.

KHLow2008
Dec 8, 2010.
Im starting to lean towards the PCM too. Why would all these same codes keep tripping even after brand new parts installed. Maybe I can go to the junk yard and pull a used PCM and swap? If so do I have to do an exact model PCM or there several that may work?

Tiny
Reldvs
Dec 8, 2010.
PCM should be identified by the Part/No and should be exact. Any difference in the P/N might affect performance.

Getting a PCM to test wold be a good idea.
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KHLow2008
Dec 9, 2010.
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