It sounds like your transmission is on the way out. Have you checked the fluid? Make sure that's full and clean. This model van has a picky transmission, so make sure you use the recommended fluid.
AnswerThe transmission is damaged, You will need to take the vehicle to a ford dealership to have the transmission replaced, or fixed. 9 times out of 10 it is cheaper and more reliable to just replace the transmission. My 1996 Ford Taurus Had the same problem in 1997 then again in 1998. Taurus transmissions tend to tear up easily if abused. Make sure that your not grinding gears. Make a full stop then change gears when backing, or vise versa. Also, Check the Transmission fluid levels at least once a month. Also make sure that whenever parking the vehicle that you use the parking brake. The automatic transmission should NOT be used as a braking device!Answer:The most common problem with this transmission is the forward control valveit cost about $10.00 and 3 hours to put in.--Formatted--http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t43838.html
The year, make and model info would help.
a blown transmission they are known for that expect a $1200 rebuild
drop the transmission pan and change the fluid and trans filter
use trans tune made by seafoam
Make sure transmission fluid level is correct Bad transmission pump?
You need to use the clutch and the shifter smoothly together!
The most common reason for an automobile transmission to shift hard is low transmission fluid. Make sure the transmission fluid is at the appropriate level.
Low or bad transmission oil, bad transmission solenoid, vacuum line issues, worn transmission gears, bad torque converter.. all possible reasons.
have someone change gears, while not running, and make sure the linkage from the gear lever, whether automatic or not, is moving the linkage for the transmission itself. if the linkage is moving on the trasmission, then its probably in the tranny. also make sure the drive shaft is working (runs from the transmission to the rear differential).
Sliding Gears in a transmission are straight-tooth spur gears with a taper (also known as a lead) to make engaging easier. Helical gears are mostly used in a transmission because spur gears produce gear noise and have a great strain on the teeth of the gear since only one tooth can be in contact at any given time. But because helical gears cannot be taken out of mesh, spur gears are used for the reverse gear because reverse spins the opposite way and cannot be in constant mesh.
sounds like one of the valves in the valve body is sticking when it gets hot (metal expands). Sounds like a Ford automatic overdrive to me.
Make sure it is not just a sensor. Jeeps tend to have problems with sensors.
No. Gears are a type of simple machine. Combined with another simple machine, it would then make a compound machine.
A problem with several causes. First i would check and make sure that all the linkages were working between the shifter and the transmission. most of the time,there may be a loose bolt or missing pin on the linkage. if all of that is o.k., check fluid levels to make sure it is full. If all that is o.k., you probably need to see about a transmission or transmission repair.
That is a manual transmission ( what the gearshift is connected to ) and it contains different sized gears that make the vehicle go faster by allowing an increase in the transfer of rpm from engine to driveshaft speed.
I would think it would be a stuck solenoid, it allows the fluid to run to your drum that hold the clutchs and compresses them together to make the gears move with the shaft
It needs a transmission oil and filter change or a transmission additive to make the gears not stick so it shifts easier. Or could need both if its an older transmission. You can buy the additive at Walmart or any auto parts store.
What would make my transmission slip on a Dodge truck when turning left
A very basic way to look at it is this..... With 4.56 gears, the driveshaft will have to turn 4.56 times in order for your tires to make one full rotation. With 4.88 gears, your driveshaft will have to go around 4.88 times for your tires to make one full rotation. Basically, the higher the number, the more rotations the driveshaft will make. On a 10 speed bike, you would climb a steep hill in 1st gear.... lots of pedaling to get the rear tire to move- it would move slowly, but you would have lots of hill climbing power. 4.88 gears would be similar to 1st gear on a 10 speed bike.... 4.56 gears would be similar to 2nd gear....4.10 gears would be similar to 3rd gear....etc.
The gearbox/transmission doesn't know that you've hooked ona trailer - so, no. But towing the trailer will make the engine work harder, so you'll probably be using lower gears more.
You might start to notice the transmission going bad when it DOESN'T CHANGE GEARS!!!! That's usually a good sign. Or it may make a GRINDING sound.
the only solution that you can affect at home is to check fluid level, and change the fluid and filter this should be done about every 30,000 miles, all other issues need to be dealt with by a reputable transmission specialist.
no that would make it boring