Ford Taurus Transmission


Old 01-24-05, 04:03 PM
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Ford Taurus Transmission

I changed the filter in the transmission. I added 4 quarts to replace the transmission fluid lost. The car now seems to shift poorly, like it missed going into gear and revs up a bit before it finally goes into gear.

1998 Ford Taurus with the 24 valve DURATEC engine. 100,000 miles. It is the car my kids drive.

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Old 01-25-05, 04:42 AM
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My first thought is that you've already exceeded the life expectancy on that particular model transmission. As noted in numerous posts, the Taurus/Sable transmisssion was a failure waiting to happen as soon as they rolled off the assembly line. Frequent failures under 50,000 miles. Unfortunately the fluid change may have actually done more harm than good. The fresh fluid may have un-gunked something (tranny fluid is an excellent solvent) that is now causing trouble. Other possiblility would be if you didn't properly seat the new filter or something similar. Probably time to get it checked at a good tranny shop, but don't be surprised if the verdict is not good.
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Though my first thoughts echoed tow guy's, but make sure it's at the proper level on the dipstick and you used the right fluid before taking it to the shop-just in case
Old 01-25-05, 06:33 AM
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Thanks guys
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I changed filter/fluid on a 95 Taurus and had to add 6 quarts to fill. Check dip stick. Being low on fluid can cause these problems.
Old 01-27-05, 06:38 AM
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Thanks for your suggestion.

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