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I have a 98 Taurus SE with a v-6 and auto trans. I've had a problem with the VSS.
Changed it out. Then the Trans started acting weird. When you shift to drive, sometimes it goes and sometimes it don't. When it don't you can put it into neut. and rev the motor up to a little over 2 and then put it in drive and it will go. Also
when you pull up to a stop sign and stop it will do the same thing. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideals?
 

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Have you checked the fluid level?
How many miles are on the car?
Was the transmission serviced regularly (flush and filter every 30k)?
 

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I had a similar problem, an intermittant neutral condition. This is what it turned out to be.
TSB 98-3-7 AX4N Intermittent Neutral
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Article No.
98-3-7  TRANSAXLE - AX4N - INTERMITTENT NEUTRAL CONDITION - NO FORWARD OR REVERSE MOVEMENT - VEHICLES BUILT THROUGH 2/1/98

Publication Date: FEBRUARY 16, 1998

FORD:  1994-98 TAURUS
LINCOLN-MERCURY:  1994-98 SABLE
1995-98 CONTINENTAL

 

ISSUE:
Some vehicles may experience an intermittent Neutral condition after driving and coming to a stop. This may be caused by the bonded seal on the forward clutch piston intermittently not sealing during the 3-2 downshift.

ACTION:
Replace the forward clutch piston with a revised Forward Clutch Piston (F8DZ-7A262-AB). Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE
Clean and reseal the transaxle completely including replacement of the forward clutch piston with revised forward clutch piston and replace the forward clutch plates if darkened or discolored from heat. Refer to the appropriate Continental Service Manual, Section 07-01, or the appropriate Taurus/Sable Service Manual, Section 07-01B, for details.

Be sure to check end clearance on all three (3) select fit thrust washers (#16, #8, #5) and clutch clearances (forward clutch clearance is 1.02-1.50mm (0.040-0.059")). Be sure to clean and inspect the main control (pump and valve body) and servos. Prior to returning vehicle to customer recheck fluid level at operating temperature.

PART NUMBER PART NAME
F5DZ-7153-AA Seal And Gasket Kit
F8DZ-7A262-AB Forward Clutch Piston
F8DZ-7B164-AC Forward Clutch Plates - Friction (4)
F2DZ-7B442-A Forward Clutch Plates - Steel (4)


 

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:
NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:
INFORMATION ONLY

OASIS CODES:
501000, 502000, 503000, 503300, 504000

 
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