3.0 V6 engine. The transmission will not shift - stays in high gear. I have to manually shift into low. Engine constantly revs up and down, eventually dies, often when I let up on the gas or go into a curve. When I rev the engine, the engine only goes up to about 3000 rpm and then cuts in and out.
Transmission will not shift, and engine revs and dies on 1994 Ford Taurus
by AlexNetherton in Asheville, NC on November 09, 2009
ANSWER by Bret Bodas on November 13, 2009
You'll need to get this looked at, preferably by a transmission specialist. These Ford's have had quite a few problems with the automatic transmissions, so it's important to go to someone experienced with Fords.
ANSWER by EdiLyon1 on January 11, 2010
Hey man, I had a similar experience with my vehicle last week, and it all came down to the basic: leak and low fluid level. I think I may have caused some damage to my transmission. But the moment I added a quart (yes, that's how much I've lost) the jerking and the non-shifting went away immediately. Also check the fluid's appearance, color, and smell. You don't want it to be dark in color, smell burnt, or have contain metal shavings; these are all bad signs.