2002 Ford Taurus car died while drivin it

Tiny
SCANDALUS417
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  • 2002 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 124,000 MILES
My grandpa was driving my car and on the to his house the car just stopped. It still starts and you can shift through the gears but you cant move at all. What could be the cause of this.
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Saturday, October 10th, 2009 AT 8:41 PM

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Tiny
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CHECK TRANNY FLUIDS
check front CV axles
suspect tranny failure
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Saturday, October 10th, 2009 AT 8:47 PM
Tiny
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I check the fluid and it was past the full mark. And theres a part on the trans that the shifter cable connects to called a transmission range senor. I back probed it and the test light did not light. Could the trs cause it not to shift out of park?
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Saturday, October 10th, 2009 AT 9:33 PM
Tiny
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You lost me here is it stuck in park?
Check for brake light when stepped on brake paddle
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Saturday, October 10th, 2009 AT 9:35 PM
Tiny
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Sorry I should have worded that better. Would the trs cause the the trans to stay in park even though you can shift through the gears? I back probed the sensor and the test light didnt light up.
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Saturday, October 10th, 2009 AT 9:45 PM
Tiny
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The switch may cause some problem but no of it will not allow it to shift
best way to check if the shifter cable and switch working
do this quick check
place the shifter in R or in D and try to start
if it start then you have a issue in the shifter cable and need to check it
also place the shifter in N and it should start
place the shifter in park try and push the car dose it roll few feet and if so

suspect and check drive axles (CV axle )

if all pass the test and you can start the engine and place the shifter in drive and no movement I would suspect internal tranny failure
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Saturday, October 10th, 2009 AT 10:03 PM

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