'97 LX issues - Can transmission just go out?
I have a 97 Taurus LX. It has about 15x.xxx miles on it. Ran and drove perfect for the longest time, Never had any issues. Transmission never seemed to show ANY signs of going out. Fluid was abit dark, But not bad.
Well, The alternator went out on it (Battery light came on, AutoZone said bad diode) and we had to drive it around for abit like that. Never any issues. We got the alternator fixed in it. Then we drove it around for a while... No issues. I left for abit, And come back to find out the car is dead (Not battery, etc) it will not move. I put in ANY gear, and it just sits there... You can tell it's TRYING to move, but just doesn't seem like it's getting enough pressure or whatever. The fluid seemed WAY over filled... But it also wasn't running for long to build up pressure I guess, and it was really dark.
I don't see how a transmission can just go out. It showed NO signs of it. Now it acts like it wants to move, but does not have enough pressure... Almost like it's low on fluid.
Things that came to mind for me, Was either the filter was clogged, Fluid is low and reading wrong, or the pump.. Only things I can think of. Figured I'd post here to get some input.