What would make the transmission quit pulling, the hazard and signal lights stop working all at the same time while going down the road?
Last edited by jmt1958 (4/3/2010 3:09 PM)
I'd like to help you but I need more information to go by. Start by telling me the year of the car. How many miles on it? What kind of driving were you doing when the problem started happening? Telling us the size of the engine and transmission if you know them? Did the problem happen more than once or it only did it that one time. The more information you can give us the better we can help.
The first thing any one would do is to scan the computer memory for any stored trouble codes. If any are stored then that would be the first things to repair.
The fact that the turn signal and hazard lights and the transmission failed at the same time could be just a coincident. It sounds like it could be two different problems.
Get back to us when you have all the missing information and let's go on from there.
The mercury sable has 52000 and its a year model 1998 and it has a 3.0 motor in it, the car was being drove easy and correctly when it happened and this is the first time that it has happened.
Last edited by jmt1958 (4/3/2010 3:15 PM)
There seems to be a service bulletin on the transmission describing your condition. Article number 98-3-7 explains how the transmission will seem to go into neutral condition while driving and coming to a stop. This may be caused by a seal on the forward clutch piston not sealing properly. The fix is opening up the transmission and replacing the clutch piston with a new and improved piston. You can take this number to a local transmission shop and see if it applies to your car.
TRANSAXLE - AX4N - INTERMITTENT NEUTRAL
CONDITION - NO FORWARD OR REVERSE
MOVEMENT - VEHICLES BUILT THROUGH 2/1/98
For the turn signal and hazard lights you can start by checking the fuses with a test light. Checking fuses 15 (10 amp) and 29 (15 amp) in the fuse panel. If the fuses are good then it could be a wiring problem up to the multifunction switch or it could be the switch itself.
Hope all of this information helps. Please keep us informed on your progress.