You've guys have helped me before. I'm having problems with the taurus again. Everything seems to be running fine, except: Sometimes, when taking off from a parked position, when you put it in drive (it's automatic) it doesn't shift out of 1st, it revs up to over 5K RPMs and the speedometer will not move. The first time this happened, I took it to AAMCO transmissions. They said there was nothing wrong with the transmission. They pulled a 1550 code and said there was a communications error but that they couldn't fix it. They refered me to another mechanic. I couldn't go right away to this other mechanic. Then the brakes didn't work right. The pedal went all the way to the floor without stopping. I had just had the pads changed about 2 months ago. We've not had a problem with them since. We were no where near home so we stopped at one of the chain oil change places. They said nothing was wrong with the brakes and that I needed to have a mechanic check it out. Later that day, on the way home, I was travelling down I-65 just north of B'ham going about 60mph. It seemed as if the car hit a brick wall. It jarred really bad but didn't slow down, the speedometer went to zero and the transmission shifted down to 1st and the engine revved up to 5k RPMs again. I pulled over to the side of the road, came to a complete stop, didn't change gears, and started off again and didn't have any more trouble with it. That was last week. Before I could get it to the recommended mechanic, I stopped at AutoZone and they said there was nothing wrong that they could find. He thought I was crazy that I asked him about pulling a code when the check engine light didn't come on. It hasn't been on yet. He did look up the code 1550 and said that there was a communcation error to the ABS. I did get it to the recommended mechanic. He kept the car all day and couldn't find anything wrong with it. That was last Friday. He further refered me to BEBCO, Birmingham Electrical Battery Company, as he says they're the best for automobile electrical problems. They can't even see my car until the middle of next week. What am I to do? The brake problem only happened once and when I pumped the brakes again, the car stopped fine. The shifting while in motion only happend once. The speedometer does bounce around alot, mainly it seems when I'm above 60mph and 2K RPMs. Anyone else around Birmingham, AL have a recommendation as to whom to take this car to or what I might be able to do at home?