my automatic 2003 ford Taurus doesn't do anything when I put it in gear,it revs up a little bit like it normally would but it does not move. Any ideas?

Mike Turnage

Asked by Feb 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM about the 2003 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

8 Answers

Tom Demyan

First thing I would do is check the automatic transmission fluid level as outlined in your owners manual. Car warmed up, in park, on a level surface, pull dipstick, should be in cross hatched area. Should be a nice red color. Let us know what you find out.

Mike Turnage

fluid is fine.,


Is it red or brown and smells burned?

Mike Turnage



Check shifter cable.Could be off at column or transmission.

Mike Turnage

checked cable it moves shifer on transmission. was just riding down rd.. and stopped moving no problem before.

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It is something internal like the front pump or torque converter.

Mike Turnage


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