The transmission in our '98 Ford Windstar has failed…sometimes. I went to back it out of the garage and the motor would rev, but no movement of the vehicle. I put it in drive and had the same results. When I put it in 2 it would move. Only in 1 or reverse is it dead. I changed the transmission fluid and filter (Fluid did not looked burned) and it ran fine. After a couple of days, same symptoms. After sitting about a week, I started it up and it acted fine. I drove it about a block. When I attempted to start from a stop sign…no movement. I put it in 2 and drove away.
Due to the age of this vehicle, I don’t want to spend a LOT of money to get it fixed. Overall, it is in fairly nice condition. Any suggestions on what my next move should be?