Put it in park its fine. While driving on the interstate days later, the car went from 75 mph to 10 mph like hitting a wall. I couldn't believe my good fortune on a used car. You also could need an alignment, or tie rod ends and other bushings could be worn out. I know what I'm doing. I had my foot on brake, started engine and shifted into reverse. Ever since the throttle would sometimes feel rough in about one half to one inch of travel but then would be smooth as silk.
Now stop again put it in neutral and rpms go about 3500. The bolts can break easily if rusty. Remove the egr valve, but be careful. Using Strap Wrench to keep engine from turning, remove crankshaft pulley bolt and pulley. Then I stopped for a light and drove again and it would not shift again.
The transmission does absolutely nothing now. No warning lights, looked at temp gauge and everything was fine before the fire. Loved it for all these years. Took to a service center that advised me that it had a bad sensor. I had the car towed to a local service station. It is supposed to be 2.
That I have not done yet. I bought a 1999 Mystique with a 2. My hard shifting only seems to happen when I drive a distance greater than 60 miles, and then it only happens in the city. It shifted fine for the first 1 mile. In addition, they showed the consumer the part of the sub-harness with the insulation just falling off the wire. At first forward gears will work somewhat but later all forward drive disappears. This is baffling the heck outta me.
It just went out all of a sudden and I never heard any noises or experienced anything strange. While it functions, the check engine light has since illuminated for a cam shaft position sensor, which the consumer was informed it was related to the sub-harness. If none are found switch that top O2 Sensor upstream If this persists after all that you may have an intake vacuum leak. Oil pressures in all gears is a good start. I cant afford a shop, I work part time but I did take it to one and there are no codes at all. If I fix this problem, I want to be able to contribute my findings. Now I work at a independent shop.
I noticed there is a box with a cable coming out of it sitting on the top of the valve cover behind the plastic shroud and it goes to something right under the throttle body. As possible causes of transmission shifting issues? Ill have to take it for a drive and see what happens. Took the car for a ride and it ran perfect. There is no cloudiness in the oil, there are no metal shavings. They plugged it back in,cleared the computer and changed my tranny fluid and i was good to go. . This occurs everytime I drive.
Then when the shifting problem started several miles into my freeway driving, it was spiking up well above the 2. The failure and current mileages were 114,708. The full Ford test procedure is the only way to go. Right now the engine is secured by the bolts on each side. I had a junkyard transmission put in the car 75 days ago.
Since I do at least know how to read and measure this sensor, I will test it before condemning it. Drove it for about fifteen miles some highway some stop and go. I need some good advice. Thank You for all your help and advice! I have had many of the same problems others have described. Under warranty, but for your information, the warranty picks up where the old one left out. Edited February 9, 2017 by Rocco De Luca.
Yay, or so I thought, today, went to work. If I had to guess, valve body would be the next culprit. The stutter feels more like an engine problem and I don't think is related to the transmission. I had no overdrive and was lucky to find a honest transmission shop that found the problem. But those posts had no solution to offer.