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Will start just fine but will not engage in gears
2003 Ford Taurus

Will start just fine but will not engage in gears

(2003 Ford Taurus)
Hearing nothing and it happened once and been down since
What seems to make the problem better or worse? Nothing
How long have you had this problem? Since it has went down Feb 2019
Tags: ford, taurus
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on May 05, 2019

Usually the result of stripped torque converter splines.

Easily confirmed by checking fluid level with engine off - then with engine on.

Transmission removal required for repair.

Good luck!
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on May 05, 2019

Check transmission fluid level with engine OFF - make note of fluid level on dipstick

Start engine and check fluid level again - note fluid level on dipstick

IF fluid level did not decrease - remains the same - the torque converter is not turning transmission pump shaft - because the splines are stripped out.

This is a common failure that can happen at any time and without any prior symptoms - no noise associated.
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on May 05, 2019

Usually the result of stripped torque converter splines.

Easily confirmed by checking fluid level with engine off - then with engine on.

Transmission removal required for repair.

Good luck!
Sign in to reply
on May 05, 2019

Check transmission fluid level with engine OFF - make note of fluid level on dipstick

Start engine and check fluid level again - note fluid level on dipstick

IF fluid level did not decrease - remains the same - the torque converter is not turning transmission pump shaft - because the splines are stripped out.

This is a common failure that can happen at any time and without any prior symptoms - no noise associated.

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