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99 four Taurus se.
106k miles

1. It had some issue switching to drive where it wouldn't engage the gear, those went away now drives fine but I cant really put it in park, i have to use the emergency break. If i shift it 5 or 6 times I will go to park. The other times it stays in whatever gear it was on.

2. Also the security kicks on every start

so i have to shift to neutral+break+turn wheel
sometimes i have to shift back to park and repeat to get it to start.

3. And as of a few months ago the car turns over longer before the engine starting.

4.,when we the windshield fluid and wipers auto engage sometime.

5. Also all my electronic locks don't really work anymore, ho hum what a car

6. Car feels like its misfiring when idle at lights and such


I checked the transmission fluid and that looked to be with in normal levels.

What do you think?

I'm thinking of getting AAA this holiday :)

thanks for any input you can provide :)


All these issues are tolerable i'm worried about the shifting issue(1) the most as thats a car killer
 

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Good news A new battery fixed problem: 3 and 6

Apparently the clip that holds the cable to the dash used for shifting came off. So when I shifted the entire cable was moving, there was nothing wrong with the transmission at all :)

$40 fix and now i can shift into park fine.

that fixed #1 woot! great car :)
 

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Good news A new battery fixed problem: 3 and 6

Apparently the clip that holds the cable to the dash used for shifting came off. So when I shifted the entire cable was moving, there was nothing wrong with the transmission at all :)

$40 fix and now i can shift into park fine.

that fixed #1 woot! great car :)
Great job!
 

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for the rest of the problems, start checking your grounds, it sounds like electricity is taking any path it can find.
 
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