Slipping in first gear

Asked by pamlill Aug 29, 2019 at 06:17 PM about the 2001 Ford Taurus

Question type: General

My Ford Taurus slips when I first take off going into
first gear. No problems after that unless I ship at a
light and then accelerate again. Once past first
gear, no problem.
I did notice too when first start car and put into
gear its on fast idle, takes off on its own.

1 Answer


Are you low on transmission fluid? Sometimes that is an issue. How old is the fluid? You also might be in need of a rebuild if you have a lot of mile on it.

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