To shift or not to shift.

Tiny
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I have a 1998 Taurus SE 3.0L V6 DOHC. The trans would not shift out of 2nd gear at all. It would not even downshift to 1st when I came to a stop. I then ran the shifter through all the gears (incl reverse) while the vehicle was stopped. This seemed to fix the problem-for now. There were no codes when a technician scanned the PCM for any problems.

The transmission was rebuilt 30,000 miles ago. The fluid & filter were changed yesterday.

Could it be a bad transmission sensor?
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Friday, February 16th, 2007 AT 5:40 PM

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Tiny
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Did it happen right when you picked it up from the filter change? Could be a mechanical issue, a lot don't show up as retrieveable codes, if it were a sensor, pcm would pick it up. I just replaced the trans in my 99 dohc, 65k miles. Planetary gearset fractured, no warning, I was and still am mighty po'ed about it. I called Ford Motor Co. And my dealer and told them both what I thought of their gd transmission self-destructing at low miles, they, the dealer, did say that there was some type of 7 yr extended warranty in certain instances, my car wasn't eligible. However if I wanted, I could bring my car there, have them diagnose and fix it, then apply for assistance from Ford. A case-by-case basis, maybe, most likely not, some type of financial help not full coverage though. I told them to scratch me, in no uncertain terms. Had it done for 1450 dollars including a trans mount that broke when the gearset fractured, and oil seal.
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Friday, February 16th, 2007 AT 9:38 PM
Tiny
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It happened after about 300 miles of driving. It only lasted about 2 or 3 minutes and then shifted normally. Drove it last night and had no problems.

I had an independent garage repair the trans. The owner is very honest and does great work. He has a Ford transmission tech rebuild his customer's transmissions. Mine was rebuilt in April 2006.
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Saturday, February 17th, 2007 AT 8:23 AM

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