1999 Ford Taurus transmission

Tiny
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  • 1999 FORD TAURUS
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 113,000 MILES
When at a stop light everything working fine, light tuned green engine running fine but would not take off still in drive. Tried all other gears nothing no noises, grinding or the like. Fluid is clear red no burnt smell, level high on stick when engine off, fluid level just right when engine running.I'm stumped please help.
Jim
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Friday, December 26th, 2014 AT 12:41 PM

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Tiny
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Have Have you checked to see if there are codes set in the computer? That would be my starting point. Also you have checked to make sure the alternator is charging the battery cable ends are clean and tight and battery tests good?
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Friday, December 26th, 2014 AT 1:01 PM
Tiny
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P1131 lean bank 1 only code, battery and cables new 11/14
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Friday, December 26th, 2014 AT 1:04 PM
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That's it? Check my codes, battery and cables for a transmission issue, come on guys!
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Friday, December 26th, 2014 AT 1:35 PM
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The answer I got from this site a first grader could come up with! Do not donate a dime to this site it's totally bogus!
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Friday, December 26th, 2014 AT 4:12 PM
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I also mentioned if your alternator is charging? Yes you would check for codes thats the first thing I would do if I had the car in front of me. Lean bank one nothing to do with the transmission. Sounds like you could have lost the transmission your drive axles didnt pop out one of them there in good shape? I would also check transmission pressure that requires a transmission pressure tester gauge set. You would be surprised what a loose corroded or even a bad battery does to a computer controlled car. Iam sorry you didnt like being asked to check some of the basics first. Dont want to say replace the transmission right off the bat you really wouldn't like hearing that even more right off the bat.
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Friday, December 26th, 2014 AT 6:35 PM
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Your recommendations sounds good and official but bottom line is I diagnosed it myself and repaired it myself no thanks to this site. For those interested in the real facts, it was my neutral safety switch or range selector sensor as some mechanics refer to it. This should have been your first answer you being expert mechanics and all!
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Saturday, December 27th, 2014 AT 8:22 AM
Tiny
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Thats really strange a bad selector switch didnt set codes especially since it was causing no gear engagement. There should be codes for a bad selector switch the code reader used must not have picked them up. The scanner I have reads all codes in all the computers in the car plus live data. Unfortunately not all the diyer code readers read all codes all the time.I have even seen some not even link to certain car brands and models. My first suggestion wouldn't have been a selector switch also iam not there to scan the car with my professional scan tool. Iam sorry you feel that way about our site. We set out to help people with there car problems unfortunately I cant share my tools scan tools etc with you and others on here. Its harder then it looks to help people fix there cars over the Internet.
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Saturday, December 27th, 2014 AT 8:01 PM
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Codes not reading is a common ford issue, a mechanic of 29 years told me that even OASIS ford's system does not catch everything and I believe him. My point is that you are asking for donations in exchange for information, one might expect said information to be specific and relevant to the question. You guys are a scam period!
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Monday, December 29th, 2014 AT 5:34 PM

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