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Old 01-17-2013, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok i have a 97 taurus gl and when I first got it it would jump as soon as it would get up to 15 mph then would be fine, then it would take a long time to get up to speed, and the rpm would rev up when i just tapped the gas. Now it wont go over 20. Please tell me its not my tranny
i also have another problem when I roll up my windows they interior and exterior lights sorta to a S.O.S. like it dims and when I let go of the button it goes normal.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ok check your transmission fliud make sure its red/pink and full if that checks out disconnect the negative battery cable for 15 mins and put back on the battery
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i had my father do that, im going to try to see if I change the transmission oil and filter and seal to see if that works too, my fiance is going to school for auto mechanic and his teacher told him to bring my car in but one one will touch the Taurus they have in there, its got 156,xxx miles and I bought it at 149,999 only in september. My fiance is going to rebuild my tanny, so we can have a car to go to school and back, because he is rebuilding his 89 ford Bronco 2 and I just want to know what are the usual things to go wrong with it so I can be ready for the next chain of events.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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they tested the pressure my car would give off in all driving stages and they were fine
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The line pressure tested good? So I guess that means the pump is working. Is it shifting through all the gears properly? You might still have an internal problem.

If the transmission is fine, then you should have them test the exhaust for restrictions. If your catalytic convertors are clogged it will seem like the engine has no power.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ya it shifts well, they opened the lid to my oil it looked all gummed up maybe its my engine they have to drive it and see what is wrong
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have to change the filter and the gasket, the o2 and fuel injectors are giving an error
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I would hold off changing the transmission fluid. Why change it if he's going to rebuild it anyway? He'll already be draining the old fluid out and replacing the filter and gasket anyway, so you'd be wasting fluid. and since it has 150K on it, when was the last time the fluid was changed? if it has never been changed, wait until it's rebuilt, because the gears would have gotten used to the fluid, which has become gritty from metal shavings, and changing it could mess the transmission up.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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have to change the filter and the gasket, the o2 and fuel injectors are giving an error
Do you know exactly what code or codes you got from the computer?
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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my fiance got a P0430 P1760, and i dont know the other one
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