2000 Ford Windstar Electronic Transmission issue

Tiny
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  • 2000 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,000 MILES
After driving for a while transmission disengages. Pull over turn engine off, restart, van drives normal. After few minutes or if speed slows down at traffic light or to make a turn, transmission disengages again. Engine runs fine. After restart engine and transmission run again after slowing down, etc.
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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 AT 12:13 AM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

You will have to go get a transmission specialist to scan and check the electronics, it is a bit hard to make a judgment call with out this information first.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 AT 12:57 AM
Tiny
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Will get on the phone and will get a transmission expert to scan the codes.- Basically it sounds like that is not something common and does not ring a bell. Will get those codes. Thank you.
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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 AT 10:21 AM
Tiny
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They took the pan off an dfound lots of metal, suggesting rebuild. Got ofrfer for $ 2000 with one year warranty. Received $ 3000 form Ford for 3 Years and 100.000 miles, and other shops are offering $ 1600 to $1900 rebuild.
Ebay offeres with otheres used transmissions from $ 600 to $ 1200 incl. Shipping. Toi put one of those in the cost are here in California between $ 650 and $800.

Any used transi vendors reputable?

I would like to go the least expensive route, and trade the car in a.S.A.P, What would you suggest?
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Friday, August 29th, 2008 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

That is bad news on the transmission, her in Aust we have seen a lot of these transmission fail, I would only suggest that you see if you can get one from a wrecker or on-line, and and try and do a cash deal with a mechanic to fit it.

Good luck.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Friday, August 29th, 2008 AT 10:13 PM

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