2000 Ford Taurus Q&A
2000 Ford Taurus Question: My cars not shifting gears
There is a shift control solenoid available from AC Delco # 19113523 and other manufacturers for your vehicle, But you should have a transmission expert check it before you damage you engine from over revving. - hemicuda
Are you sure you're not stuck in 3rd gear? It seems unlikely that first gears tops out at 80mph. Does it feel really sluggish when starting from a stop? Many cars have a "limp-in" mode that holds the transmission in 3rd or 4th gear but that is also usually accompanied with a check engine light - Andy Y
Check the neutral safety switch...I had similar problems and replaced mine and it was fine!! - pugsley62880
My 1999 SE was having a similar issue with being stuck in first gear. It wouldn't drive over 35mph but i check engine codes and replace the variable speed sensor around $45. It fixed all issues. it is on top of the transmission coming out at a 45 degree angle toward the driver side. If your car is stuck in 3rd this may not be the case, i suggest you check your codes and start with whatever the codes suggest. - thundersho
noke sensor my dear my self, i;ve washed all the sensors with wd40 and it worked fine for couple months and later all of them faild unfortunatly. ahahaaa - Visitor
My car starts, but won't reverse or back up. My car won't drive now.
When I tried to put car into reverse the shifter wouldn't catch. The car won't move at all. I haven't had any problems with transmission. Fluid is full. Checked the linkage, it;s moving as it sho...
the car runs fine. no check lights are on. it just wont let me move it into gear unless i wiggle the steering wheel or gently rock my car.
i cant take my car out of gear unless i do so before i start the car otherwise the shifter stays locked what causes this?
Car has had no problems. Driving down the road, the car suddenly acted like it was put into neutral. There were no clunks, but a slight whine that sounded like a low power steering pump was evide...