1998 Ford Taurus Car Will Not Move

Tiny
98TAURUS183K
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  • 1998 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 183,000 MILES
I started having a problem with the Taurus idling rough at a cold start up. It runs rough for about 10-15 seconds then picks up runs fine. I changed the idle air control valve, but that did not help. Then two days ago I parked it in the driveway and the next morning it would not move. It showed no problems other than the idle. I have checked the fluid and it is at the proper level. It is red with no burned smell. I shift through all gears with no movement at all. I had my wife shift while I watch the linkage move on the transmission. It is moving fine. If it helps, I am able to push the car no matter what gear I have it in (Except Park).
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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 AT 6:46 PM

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Tiny
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Place shifter in reverse if reverse light on suspect tranny internal problem
next step would be checking for tranny and PCM codes
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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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I placed shifter in reverse. No light comes on. I bought an Actron OBD II scanner. Passed. No PCM codes. What next?
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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 AT 6:12 PM
Tiny
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Some vehicles may experience an intermittent Neutral condition. This may be caused by the bonded seal on the forward clutch piston intermittently not sealing during the 3-2 downshift.
ACTION
Replace the forward clutch piston with a revised Forward Clutch Piston (F8DZ-7A262-AB). Refer to the following SERVICE PROCEDURE for details.
SERVICE PROCEDURE
Clean and reseal the transaxle completely including replacement of the forward clutch piston with revised forward clutch piston and replace the forward clutch plates if darkened or discolored from heat. Refer to the appropriate Continental Service Manual, Section 07-01, or the appropriate Taurus/Sable Service Manual, Section 07-01B, for details.
Be sure to check end clearance on all three (3) select fit thrust washers (#16, #8, #5) and clutch clearances (forward clutch clearance is 1.02 - 1.50mm (0.040 - 0.059")). Be sure to clean and inspect the main control (pump and valve body) and servos. Prior to returning vehicle to customer recheck fluid level at operating temperature.
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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 AT 9:31 PM
Tiny
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Thank you. So, this means rebuild the transmission?
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 6:13 PM
Tiny
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Best to do
good luck
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 10:09 PM

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