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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 1st gear slip VIN: 1FALP52U8V
Slip at the 1st gear. After shifting to 2nd gear, can drive normally. What should I first for this machine?
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L reverse shift VIN: 3773889944
Hello fellow members. I have this customer Windstar that when cold shifts late to reverse. All the other gears foward are ok.The dealers told my customer that he has to live with it, it is normal. The van went in for another transmission problem which they fix...

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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L 4th gear VIN: 2FMDA5142W
Sorry for the long response time, I sent the vehicle back to the transmission shop. They replaced the trans and all is well in windstar land. My regret is they did not go into the trans to determine the exact problem,even still it was an internal trans failure...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L won't pass reddiness VIN: 1FTZR15U21
Thanks for all the replys. The most common was to check the t-stat. This vehicle was warming up quickly and sufficiently. Upon further customer interrogation I found out that there was a lot more to the story than we were told.The dealer did replace the contro... Trouble codes: P1000 (Reddiness monitors incomplete).
1989 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L parasitic draw VIN: 1MEBM5347K
Hi Thanks for the 4 replies, none though were any help. Two were telling me wrong size battery, or sulfated battery which could have been a problem but when I said disconect fuse link draw gone should be a clue to something other than a battery. Kenny came c...
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