Transmission throwing several codes

Tiny
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  • 2003 MERCURY SABLE
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 113,022 MILES
I noticed the check transmission light is flashing and the vehicle starts off in second gear and does not go out of second gear while driving. It does have reverse so I took it to my dad's and put it on the scanner and it is throwing shift solenoid codes and torque converter codes. My dad says it sounds like it is electrical. I went and asked about transmission control module, but apparently there is none for that vehicle. I did notice that there is a plug. It is a three wire plug that is not plugged in somewhere coming off of a harness near the transmission. I was just wondering is there anything else that it could be before I go and try to replace the transmission? I am going to put up some images of the codes that it is throwing.
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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 AT 8:36 AM

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Tiny
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Okay, so I looked at the fuses under the hood and #28 was blown. Just replaced it go to start the car and turned the key and nothing. I took the key out and the vehicle tried to start with the key in my lap. Feels like it engaged into drive also. I have it in park so it does not move. But what if this thing is possessed?
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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 AT 9:03 AM
Tiny
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See a transmission professional about this. It is in limp mode because it probably needs a rebuild or a valve body problem. It is giving you shift solenoid code because the clutches are probably worn. Check fluid ifyou can if dark brown or black it is toast. Also, check main harness to transmission, if wires are broken etc that may be the problem as well. And check grounds on battery, engine, etc. There are two connectors separate one is for output shaft and other for turbine speed sensor. It is on rear side of transmission.
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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 AT 9:55 AM
Tiny
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Yes, replaced the fuse drove down the street and it blew again. It is now at the transmission shop
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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 AT 11:04 AM
Tiny
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Transmission shop said o2 sensor short, I guess I will check sensor and electrical tomorrow.
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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 AT 7:36 PM
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Yes if the O2 heater is shorted it can cause all kinds of problems, please let us know what happens so it will help others, Best, Ken
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Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 AT 2:55 AM

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