transmission hesitates going into reverse
I have a 1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L with 120K KM's.
When I put the van in reverse it hesitates for about 3 seconds before it engages. It does this when it is cold and when warm, although it is a lot quicker to engage when it is cold.
When going into drive or the other gears it engages right away. It doesn't make any bangs or clunks when it finally goes in reverse and shifts fine while driving. I checked the fluid with the dipstick, it wasn't low and it looks clean and doesn't smell burnt.
Not sure if this is connected or maybe the cause but when shifting out of park you have to press on the brake harder than you normally would before you can shift out of park.
Thanks for any thoughts, opinions, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.