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2002 Ford Windstar Wagon LTD w/500A 4dr

2002 Ford Windstar Wagon
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 2WD Minivans
17 mpg city / 23 mpg hwy
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February 26, 2013, 7:24 pm

Derek F
 

Question: Whats Wrong With my transmission? and can it be fixed ?

I have a 2000 Ford Windstar Se.It will only work in reverse. If i reverse on to a hill and put it in drive it will start working fine @20mph and it will go any speed but if i stop it will not move.. Whats wrong with my transmission and can this be fixed ? the problem all happened in 1 day .. it was slipping once i got on the high way then it got worse at night driving the streets . went home parked it and wouldn't move on its own in drive.. and my drive way is kinda steep and every time i use to park in it my car use to make a thump when taking it out of park to reverse


March 4, 2013, 11:37 am

Elizabeth K
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Check the fluid level and condition. Are there metallic specks or is it burnt? Those are both signs of wear. If you haven't had a tranny service (fluid and filter) in the past 30k miles, that is a good next step. If you have it done at a transmission shop, they can inspect the transmission during the service. There are several items to check before declaring a transmission toast.


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