If your 1997 Ford Taurus won't go into reverse, there may be a problem with your transmission. You can try checking your levels, but you need to take it to a mechanic.
For the Reverse problem, you could have low transmission fluid, or a bad transmission. For starting in drive, just about every modern car will not start when the transmission is in gear. They will only start in Park or Neutral. This is a safety feature to prevent the car from taking off into someone or something when started.
This can be due to a bad headlight switch. If it goes bad, most of the time you have no dash lights or headlights
it might be the starter. have it checked out.
Your 2000 Ford Contour cannot reverse because of a transmission failure problem.
Pull it out and fit a new one
Why wont my 1994 Ford Taurus GL 6cyl Auto transmission shift into third(high) gear. It will only reach speeds of about 35mph +/-
Could be a linkage problem..
get a new window switch
There could be several things wrong with the 2006 Taurus. The car may need transmission fluid or even a new transmission.
1997 fordexpedition wont start and the theft light is flashing
Fuel filter installed in reverse.