What might be the cause for 1995 ford Taurus with 3 Liter V6 and automatic transmission to feel slipping or sluggish when starting to shift from first to second then shifts hard when the gear changes?
The first thing I would do is change the transmission filter and fluid and have the transmission flushed. This is the cheapest thing you can do to remedy the problem, and it should be done every few years. I hope this helps you. Mark
I was looking at some of the various model year owners manuals for a Ford F-150 . None of them show a 5 speed automatic transmission , but starting with the 2009 model year ( depending on how it was equipped ) it does show a ( 6R80 automatic transmission / 6 speed / transmission code " 6 " ) along with the ( 4R75E / 4 speed / trans code " Q " )
If you mean 'jumpstart' as in, 'with battery cables,' yes, absolutely. In fact, this would be the preferred method of emergency-starting a vehicle with a dead battery. If, however, you mean to 'pushstart' an automatic transmission vehicle, DON'T!! It can be done, but the risk of damage to the transmission is so high that it should only be done in extreme emergency.
if it is not going into gear when it is started, if it is a standard transmission then it could be that your clutch is not engaging or that your gears are stripped in the caseing of the transmission, if it is an automatic then your torque converter could be bad or there is something wrong with the shift linkage
If your Mercury Mystique has the OD light flashing and the car seems stuck in second does it need the fluid replace or a new transmission?
IF the transmission is slipping when it shifts, I would say it's too late for changing the fluid. I have been in touch with many people who have had these trannies go out. I've had two that first starting slipping when they shifted from second to third gear.I'm in the process of taking one apart to see if I can learn what is causing it to fail. I wouldn't spend very much on an overhaul…