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Pete, Automotive Mechanic
Category: Transmissions
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Experience:  GM and Mercedes vehicle technician.17 years experience.
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Hard time shifting out of first gear rest shift fine, 2009

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hard time shifting out of first gear rest shift fine
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: 2009 86000mi. no leaking
JA: What is the model of your '09 transmissions?
Customer: ford tourus x
JA: Are you fixing your Taurus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no changed oil about 4000 mi. ago
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Pete replied 3 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Has the check engine light come on or any other warning lights with this issue here?

Has anything else been checked, tested or replaced for this fault here?

Let me know,thanks Pete

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
no light nothing test or replaced
Expert:  Pete replied 3 months ago.

Unfortunately I am unable to place a call on this here myself but others see you have requested a call and may still call on this here.I can however continue here.

What I have seen cause this fault here is a faulty valve body or debris build up in the transmission valve body itself.Usually this occurs with no lights on or no codes set.I would have the transmission fluid pressure tested to see if there is a mechanical fault with the valve body.In some cases all that is needed is a transmission fluid flush to flush out any debris build up in the valve body to resolve this issue here with a transmission flush machine.

But this doesnt sound to be a solenoid at fault since no lights have come on.I suspect valve body or debris build up in the valve body with a flush needed to resolve this fault.

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Thanks Pete