Transmission problems

Tiny
NSSWAMPRAT
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  • 2002 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 3.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 205,000 MILES
My windstar just started acting up. It will not take off in drive. I can put it in 1 or 2 and it takes off slowly but when I get it up to 25 mph I can put it in drive and it takes off. What could be the problem?
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Monday, June 22nd, 2015 AT 6:48 PM

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Tiny
RACEFAN966
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This sound like the input shaft speed sensor is not working right. Here is its location so you can change it out. Here are diagrams below so you can fix the car.

Check out the diagrams (Below). Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Cheers
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 AT 7:09 AM
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SCOTT MOREHEAD
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Mine is doing this too then I seen this post and I changed the sensor everything working great now. I love this site.
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Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 AT 12:43 PM
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TERESA622
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  • 2000 FORD WINDSTAR
Transmission problem
2000 Ford Windstar Automatic 154 miles

van will not go when I press gas. If I step on gas pedal down alot it will go. I don't know what's wrong with the transmission
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 5:34 PM (Merged)
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MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

You may have a slipping transmission or a problem with the torque converter or the transmission oil pump, have you checked for low trans oil? If the oil level is ok, I would be getting a scan done for any unresolved fault codes and getting a line pressure test done as this will give a good indication as to the operation of the transmission, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 5:34 PM (Merged)
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WICHI
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  • 2003 FORD WINDSTAR
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My ford winstar 2003 the light in the dash o/d is blinking
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 5:35 PM (Merged)
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JIS001
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That means there is a fault code in the transmission control module. Have the TCM scanned and fault trace from there.
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 5:35 PM (Merged)
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DEREKEVANS27
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  • 1999 FORD WINDSTAR
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  • 143,000,000 MILES
1999 ford windstarr will not move until engine is raised to 4000 rpms in drive or reverse
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 5:35 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Sounds like the transmission is slipping-check fluid level and condition if okay-bring it in for further testing
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 5:35 PM (Merged)
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DUCKBUSTER
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  • 1999 FORD WINDSTAR
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  • FWD
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Transmission problem
1999 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 126000 miles

light comes on when I go in reverse as soon as I go ahead and the doors lock od light goes out
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 5:35 PM (Merged)
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MASTER TECH DAN
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The neutral safety switch which is also called a gear select switch is probly bad oil and other fluids get into the connector and rot the connectors
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 5:35 PM (Merged)
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LOREENTERESA
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  • 1998 FORD WINDSTAR
Transmission problem
1998 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

how do I adjust tranny bands
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 5:35 PM (Merged)
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 5:35 PM (Merged)
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JETHRO489
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  • 2001 FORD WINDSTAR
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Reverse quit working on my 2001 ford windstar
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 5:35 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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If drive is still working, there is a chance the reverse band has broken.
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