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1998 Ford Taurus Question: Overdrive comes on and off whenever it feels like it. What can cause this?

 

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aehickman, 3.0L V6, Statesboro, GA, March 07, 2012, 06:17
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Check engine light comes on when this happens and speedometer goes crazy.

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    globalhelper March 07, 2012, 06:23
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    you have trans problems. take it to a shop and have the codes read.aamco will do it for free but get several opinions on repair and prices

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    aehickman, March 07, 2012, 06:27
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    It's been this way for 2 years. When put on diagnostic machine, said speed sensor, transmission or electrical.

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    globalhelper, March 07, 2012, 06:33
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    yes it only tells you the bad circuit not the actual sensor or problem. thats or job to determine. the repair could exceed the valve of the car in your case,so you might leave it alone for now

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    aehickman, March 07, 2012, 06:34
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    If left alone will it cause more problems to the transmission?

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    globalhelper, March 07, 2012, 06:37
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    possibly but the cost of this repair could go from 400.00 to 2500.00 depending on what's wrong.

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