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2002 SE: Transmission Light Comes On; Begins Shifting Hard

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mlochala
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2002 SE: Transmission Light Comes On; Begins Shifting Hard

Post by mlochala » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:28 am

I have a 2002 Taurus SE with the 3.0 V6 Vulcan. It has 237,000 miles and the transmission was rebuilt at 185,000 miles.

Recently, the transmission warning light begin flashing. Simultaneously, the car begin hard shifting between first and second gear. If I stop and restart the car, the warning light goes away and the car seems to begin shifting normal again. But, after awhile, it starts acting up again.

Does anyone have any advice about what's going on here? Fluid level seems to be fine.


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Cuda_jim
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Re: 2002 SE: Transmission Light Comes On; Begins Shifting H

Post by Cuda_jim » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:02 am

You trans is trying to tell you something. Re-starting it just adds more damage to the trans. The hard shift is the trans protecting itself. It has sensed slipping or over heating. Check the fluid level & condition. Perhaps have them changed.
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Re: 2002 SE: Transmission Light Comes On; Begins Shifting H

Post by 02ses » Mon May 02, 2011 9:54 pm

Just had the same issue with mine, It was the transmission position sensor. The wire harness became corroded and needed to be cleaned. I sits right on top of the transmission where the shift lever input shaft is. Becareful removing the harness. My problem was twofold, the harness was corroded, and the sensor eventually became corroded leading to failure. (they are not waterproof).
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177k and still strong
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Quietone
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Re: 2002 SE: Transmission Light Comes On; Begins Shifting Hard

Post by Quietone » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:41 am

What is the problem gears are shifting well

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