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My ford five hundred2006 will not move into drive or reverse JA:

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hi my ford five hundred2006...
hi my ford five hundred2006 will not move into drive or reverse
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Customer: looking for transmission stick couldnt find
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
hello
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Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
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greetings, how many miles does the vehicle have? is the check engine light on? have you had any transmission performance issues before this? do you know what trans you have, CVT or AISIN? if you have the vin# ***** can check
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
169K i think checking now
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
1FAFP23116G102130 ; i just got the car it was a repo
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
i just got it the gas line was cut as it wouldnt roll over to start we fix that finally got it to start then it wouldnt go in gear
Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
If you have a CVT , common option transmission. They are known to lose drive from internal seals failing.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
how to fix
Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
the input shaft seal fails and pressure is lost, common with higher mileage vehicles.
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Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
transmission needs to me removed and disassembled. very difficult job.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
wow
Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
the subframe needs to be removed and engine supported or the engine trans and subframe needs to be dropped/removed for access to the trans. This is the reason many people sell these vehicle with high mileage.
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Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
not many mechanics even at the dealer want to attempt to fix these transmissions because of the possible complications.
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Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
these transmissions have filters and they should be changed with the fluid, many people do not know this.
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Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
These vehicles also have instrument cluster issues that can cause trans shift issues, that is why I asked about check engine light .
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
oh boy so this car is bad investmennt then?
Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
you might have some stored trouble codes that would tell us more. This vehicle with High mileage is a big gamble
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
what do you need to know about the check eng light?
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
so sound like i need a transmission?
Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
I had one that needed a new cluster, several CODES in the PCM and it effected the trans shifting.
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Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
it does sound like the trans is gone. It would be good to get the vehicle checked for codes but usually if you have no forward or reverse a major seal or parts has failed.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
so how do i fix it because you are saying not even dealers fix this problem
Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
my 500 was a 2006 and the cluster fixed the issue. 450$ for the cluster. I did change the fluid but it had 114k, I sold it before the CVT had any issues.
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Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
Look for a trans shop or dealer that will attempt to to fix, get a price first. The cost of repair will probably be more than the value of the vehicle. I am sorry to give you the bad news. These transmissions can go for 4k.
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Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
Many dealers will only attempt to fix these CVT transmissions if they are under extended warranty. even then they try to cost cap them so the customer gets a new trans.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
thanks for the infromation
Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
to be sure we need to check for trouble codes, take a look at the fluid. Let me know if there are any leaks or fluid spots under the vehicle. Dip stick is under the air filter assembly. It does take special fluid.you are welcome
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
what kind of special fluid
Ford Mechanic: Ironmike, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
Ford makes their own CVT fluid(CFT-30 ) but you can get other brands of CVT fluid. It is not the same as typical trans fluid. Manufacturers do make their own specific trans fluid and in many cases if you use the wrong fluid it will damage the trans.
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