2003 ford taurus

2003 Ford TarusThe trans-axle light is on and blinking. But in park sometimes the car will sputter like its going to shut down but then recovers. When shifting into reverse its fine but when i shift to drive the car slams into gear so hard the car jumps and no matter how hard you hit the gas it only gets up to speed slowly.


  1. Check for any engine and transmission codes present
  2. Check the transmission fluid level
  3. Check for vacuum leaks

If the engine rpms are high and the car isn’t moving yet the fluid level is full but the color is dark or burnt, you are looking at a transmission rebuild.