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ford windstar my van will not go into gear if you step on

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my van will not go into gear if you step on gas its like it is in park can u tell me what might be wrong with it
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  snapontech replied 5 years ago.

snapontech :

Welcome to Justanswer

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

thanks

snapontech :

The problem can be from being low on fluid the first thing to do is check the level

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

i did check it it seems ok to me

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

i parked on a incline and when i went to put it in drive i was kind of harder because ofit being on a hill theni got it in frive i stepped on gas and it woldnt go forward or backwarf

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

i hear a noise

snapontech :

Does it feel like the brake is on or does it feel like its still in park

snapontech :

Does it feel like a brake is on or does it feel like its in park still

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

feels like it is still in park

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

can it be my cable wire or my sitch

snapontech :

Sounds like you broke park pin on the transmission cable

snapontech :

Put it in drive or neutral does it move

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

no it doesnt do anything

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

it might coast a little bit but thats it

snapontech :

So it does move?

snapontech :

not by the engine but by hand it will roll

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

ya

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

is it a big job

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

is it a big job to do

snapontech :

You need to look and see if anything moves when you try to shift it under the car the linkage is probably broke or came apart

snapontech :

This is not that bad and can be fixed easily

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

one more question my engine light is on and when they put it to machine it comes up lean wht can that be

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

they fixed the gas valve and they out new plugs and wires on

snapontech :

This can be a few things a start of a bad catalytic convertor A bad O2 sensor and can be caused by the Mass Airflow Sensor being bad

snapontech :

Those are the most common causes

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

ok so u dont think i would need a new transmittsion

snapontech :

No

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

one more thiing my brake light and abs light comes on once in a while

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

this van drives me crazy

snapontech :

that can be a cause of a loose connection on one of the wheel sensors I would inspect them and clean as needed

JACUSTOMER-0nc13vi8- :

ok thank you so very much i was having a heart attack lol

snapontech :

No problem please hit accept so I get paid for my time and effort. Thanks have a great night and HAPPY 4th of JULY Danny

snapontech :

Let me know if you need anything else if not please hit accept.. Thanks Danny