2002 Ford Windstar 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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It could be a few things really. Could be plugged trans filter and bad fluid. Could be wrong fluid was added to the trans. Could be a sensor too. Are you comfortable with testing the transmission range sensor with a multi meter?
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 AT 7:09 AM
Tiny
SCOTT MOREHEAD
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Mine is doing this too.
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Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 AT 12:43 PM
Tiny
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)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

Thank you for the donation,

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
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 105,278 MILES
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)
Tiny
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
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 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)
Tiny
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)
Tiny
DUCKBUSTER
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  • 1999 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 126,000 MILES
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)
Tiny
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)
Tiny
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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
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 137,000 MILES
Reverse quit working on my 2001 ford windstar
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 5:35 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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If drive is still working, there is a chance the reverse band has broken.
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