Mechanics

WON'T SHIFT INTO 2ND

1998 Ford Taurus

Transmission problem
1998 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

98 ford Taurus SE 6cyl 3.0 w/ AX4N trans.- Runs like a top, but suddenly wouldn't go into 2nd. Shifts into Low 1 & 2, reverse, OD and drive just fine. Just can't get out of 1st. Already serviced the tranny - fluid was fine and maybe just a smidge low. Shifted into 2nd no prob for about a minute on the test drive after the service, then went back to nothing past 1st. Changed the VSS with no improvement. Could it be a shift solenoid or valve body issue? Thanks in advance !
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Camomia
June 23, 2010.




Have to check for codes

Inspect for a broken retaining clip by removing the valve body and then the valve body separator plate. Inspect the forward clutch control valve, spring, retaining clip, and valve body casting for damage

BMRFIXIT
Jun 23, 2010.


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