Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems of the 1997 Ford Taurus

Eight problems related to transmission not go into gear have been reported for the 1997 Ford Taurus. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem 1
Failure Date: 10/15/2013

The contact owns a 1997 Ford Taurus. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle failed to shift gears and stalled without warning. The vehicle failed to restart after several attempts. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and was jumpstarted. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

car   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem 2
Failure Date: 09/21/2004

Consumer stated that while driving vehicle stopped. First, had it towed to his home. Consumer will have vehicle towed to a dealer later. Transmission failed. After vehicle stopped consumer turned it off and turned it back on. When he turned it back on and tried to put the vehicle in gear, it would not go into gear.

car   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem 3
Failure Date: 08/21/2001

Vehicle would not change gears. Took to a mechanic to be repaired, but problem still exists.

car   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem 4
Failure Date: 11/12/1999

Transmission started to fail by not going into gear in the morning, it then would not go above 20 mph and had to be taken back to where I purchased it after I contacted Ford and they did not want to help and basically did not want any part of my problem. When I asked Ford if alot of Taurus' have this problem they refused to release that information. I think I have a roght to know since I am an owner of a Taurus and I still owe a very large sum of money on this car. I then checked in to it myself and found mind-boggling stories of how Ford will not make good on these Taurus'. There are so many people who are stuck with this type if car with a bad transmission it is horrible, a multi-million dollar CO. Will not make good on these cars they know are bad.

car   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem 5
Failure Date: 09/18/1999

Transmission failed & now when car is in park and neutral you can drive it, when you put it in reverse,o drive & drive it will not move, and cannot take out of gear, the bad part is the car only has 38185 miles.

car   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem 6
Failure Date: 09/04/1999

"service engine soon" light came on while driving, had a mechanic run computer diagnostics, codes p0734 & p0761 read on two different occasions. Mechanic took a closer look at the transmission and said it did not have 4th gear and recommended it be rebuilt. I had contacted 2 Ford dealers before I knew that it was a major transmission problem and they said that nothing would be covered because I was out of warranty by 1,000 miles. I think that there is a manufacturing defect in the transmission. I contacted jaspors the manufacturer of transmissions and it is a known problem that a clip or selonoid is breaking and they have done 6 updates to this particular transmission. A transmission expert said that the transmission needs to be compeletly rebuilt. I had no knowledge that anything was wrong with the car until something triggered the engine light. One dealer offered my to sell me the extended warranty and the they would cover it. I have continued to drive the car which is operating as it always has and trying to determine the best course of action.

car   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem 7
Failure Date: 02/01/1998

While driving vehicle would experience a roaring noise which affects the performance of the vehicle, and cannot get into gears. Been to dealer 3 times. Cause unknown.

car   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem 8
Failure Date: 10/15/1991

Original transmission replaced at 6,000 miles. The 2nd transmission makes loud noises. Sounds like grinding. Was not changing gears smoothly. Took to dealer & informed keep driving. Had transmission replaced in November.

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