1998 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 118,000 miles
I am new here and am having a strange problem with my 1998 Ford Taurus.
Awhile back I noticed that the car would act as if it lost power for a split second whenever I would be driving and then turn on the air conditioner.
It is something that I could not reproduce every time I tried it.
What would happen is that after driving the car with the air off for any decent distance I would switch on the air and then right at that moment the car would stall, the gas and other error lights on the dash would come on, and the radio would flicker off.
It only did it for a second and then would be fine but normally I would turn the air back off to be on the safe side.
The latest thing that I think is related is that now when I drive the car anywhere from a mile to 20 miles with the air on, eventually the transmission acts like it's goes nuts.
The car will feel like it downshifting before it should, it will rev up, and sometimes it feels like it wont shift up even though I am pressing on the gas pedal. The only way to get it to stop is to turn the air off and then everything is ok.
The only hint of a solution that I have found is that I may need to replace my transmission speed sensor (sorry if I got that part name wrong), because the air conditioner when on, is messing with it and the car doesnt know when to shift.
That was a really long post but I wanted to try to cover everything I could, thanks for any help you can provide.
Oh I almost forgot, the car is not kicking out any codes and the check engine light is not and has not been on this whole time. Also I had the battery and alternator checked and the store said that those parts are all fine.
Additionally, the transmission fluids are normal (no smell, proper levels, clean).
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 AT 10:47 AM