I just buy a taurus 1996 from acquaintance but few days later I have this
problem: when I stop (red light or whatever) I cannot start without to put
the stick on park or reverse & back on drive. what is strange this think
don't happen all the time, some every think is find, some day one or two
time, some day each time I stop or even when I almost stop.
Anyone could tell me what the problem is (I know it is the transmission)
but why this come and go & what I could do about.
Thank you for any insight.
It could be a few items other than the transmission itself:
The Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) may be malfunctioning.
The selector switch, which tells the computer what gear you selected, may
The most common physical problem with that transmission is the forward
clutch. From about '92 to '99, Ford used an aluminum piston, which had a
habit of cracking, especially with the 3.8L before '96. When it fails, you
cannot go forward. It's usually fatal when it happens, though.
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