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Not shifting like its in neutral allthe time hear noise like old parking pin broke but

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?

Not leaking 2000 winstar

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '00 Ford?

Base

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes nothing

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rpmdiag
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Here’s the sequence of events I follow:
Check fluid level and color. Make appropriate repairs.
Check shift solenoids with a scan tool in bidirectional mode if
applicable. Shift solenoids are inside the transmission and
this is the easiest way to check them.
Drop pan and inspect for excessive metal shavings inside
pan. Check valve body and clutches visually.
Hopefully you may not have to go this far, maybe you just
were a bit low on fluid.

Please understand that I don't know your skill level or tools
you have to assist us. Also understand that I can't see, smell,
hear, or touch the vehicle either, so your patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does not replace a
repair shop. So please don’t shoot the messenger if I have to
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Fluid good no shavings

Great, we still need to do the remainder of my suggestions to get our baseline of what is causing this issue.

Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
solimoids pass
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
solenoids pass

Okay, how about the valve body. Also check the drive line from the trans output too.

Thanks again, Ron

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
shafts good valve body appears fine
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
originaly heard a loud clunk when wif shifted from drive to reverse
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
wife

You ran a fluid pressure test on the valve body already?

Something is causing this failure, so everything I mentioned needs to be tested with the proper test equipment. Visual inspections are NOT sufficient.

Thanks again, Ron

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
its wifes winter beater so needto make it work or
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
pre viously
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
already have cradle dropped was going to just swap with other vehicle but don't want to do process four times
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
thought it was selector shaft but holding out

This needs to be put on a dual rack. Drive on rack and then the rack has separate lifts to raise the drive wheels.This will tell us a lot more. After you do this, please let me know the results. I'll be gone for a couple of hours on a service call now.

Thanks again, Ron

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
will be following but need to get leaves vacuumed and boat put in barn today

Okay.

Thanks

Ron

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