Last May May 2007 my original transmission went out on me. E tranny cooler that I should have put on there? My tranny seems to be functioning perfectly, if anything in the past few months I have noticed a harder 'jump' or firmer shift from 2-3 especially. You would be ok to get a smog test done with this code. It had the bang-shift problem for about 4-5 years 30K miles or so before it totally went out, however, I never had it brought in to check for codes, I'm assuming it was the same P1744 I'm still experiencing. If I can get by with just the valve body, is there any other repairs I. Me and my wife bought the van with 77k miles in 2006 from a used car dealer. Problem is it had 170k on it when we got it for free and 5k miles later tranny stranded me on commute to work, It just stopped accelerating like it was stuck in neutral and i got out of it and noticed something leaking underneith.
Since then, I have driven it less than 9K miles. I'm wondering if I can get by with replacing only the valve body and hoping for the best. I experienced a few problems with this van but the failure of the transmission was the final straw. It is likely they were aware of the transmission problem and simply cleared the code thinking it would make it past the warranty and it didn't. The van ended with approx 5,000 miles on it. I would however get it looked into. Torque converter is slipping when locked - i.
Other fit and finish issues have plagued us with this car. I pulled over to check it, smoke rolled out and transmission fluid was running everywhere. Looked under car and saw tranni fluid gushing out. If it does, you may see fluid bubble out of the dipstick tube and of course it might spill onto the exhaust manifold and smoke a bit. I go to college, so my driving has usually been very limited. Continuity from that plug pin 6, I think back to the transmission connector pin 4 is ok--0. I have little to no faith in American cars, sorry to say.
I was looking at a Ford Taurus car, but salesman talks me into going newer. My old transmission lasted 5 years ~30K miles with this problem, so hopefully this one will too. I would like to sue there srses of for false advertising. So on May 31st,my daughter and me go shopping to WalMart closest one to us is 2 hour drive away, We had a good day shopping, when I get home I put my van in reverse and back into my driveway. Drove okay, everything seemed normal.
Still no real symptoms of problems, but possibly the car is not 'hooking up' on the shifts the way it should be, maybe feels like it takes a little longer to get full power or engage fully when it shifts. What are my options for repair full rebuild, or just minor parts replace? Now it is the transmission. Do not sand, stone, or file valves or bores in the main control. Has anyone received any help from ford. Whenever I floor it, usually between 2nd and 3rd gear it slips past the rev limiter to 8000 rpms and won't shift.
If so try a trans fluid and filter change first if it hasn't been done recently. I took the van home and my husband took it to work every day. Years later I found out that the transmission had already been rebuilt! Any chance I could've broken a wire in the harness? However, thank you for your help Terry. I've decided to just let her go. I even took it to Ford to change the oil on the folowing month. And it definitely keeps slipping. So thanks a lot Ford I wont buy another Ford.
Had a local garage go over it. Although the transmission was much better at shifting than the previous models, it still gave me transmission problems. I don't think Ford gives a crap about what happens to anyone after they purchase their junks. And i nearly paid to have it done until stumbling upon this site today and read all the issues there seems to be with windstars especially 2000 thru 2003 having the flawed rear axle that can snap that ford is being sued over. When I tried to pull over it just stopped running altogether! Next step will be to get it looked into.
Old fluid looked good and smelled fine. Waiting to see how much it is going to cost. At 144k miles most Toyotas and Hondas are just breaking in. I would suggest that anyone who owns these junks get rid of them fast as possible before you're stuck in these junks and dealing with stupid customer service at Ford. I am driving it today, stopped at a light heard a big noise, like I was hit from behind and the car goes in reverse not drive.
I hate just throwing parts at a problem until it's mysteriously goes away. I can not afford 2500. But since the sit has been down for awhile, I am tired of discussing shyte. If the tranny is likely to fail, how long can I expect it to last roughly? I don't know what to do. Here's what I discovered on today's test drive after fiddling with it. To verify the concern has been corrected, the drive cycle must be done at least 5 times.
Due to the cost of transmission repairs, if you have a warranty that will give you the option of returning the vehicle and getting your money back I would do that. The car is in beutiful shape. I would clear that one and see if it comes back. I take care of my vehicles, it's like new inside and out, the only warning it gave me is a big bang then overdrive light started flashing. I have one child and need my car.