Tranny leaking

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Old 10-11-07, 06:46 AM
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Tranny leaking

I need to know how to change the filter in the transmission 2001 Ford Taurus I would really appreciate the help, I have never done this before. It jerks really bad when I go from park to drive, when I get into drive the engine revs a bit before moving and the car kind of "jumps" when I go slow down or use the brakes... Thanks
 
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Old 10-11-07, 11:36 AM
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Tranny filters are internal; you have to remove the tranny oil pan to access. Some pans have a drain plug, so you drain the fluid, then remove the pan (about 15-20 bolts). The filter is clearly visible once you get the pan off. If there is no drain plug, you have to loosen the pan bolts until the fluid can drain past the flange; usually very messy. I wouldn't get my hopes up that a simple tranny service will help. The Taurus & Sable trannies were notoriously unreliable with lots of early failures.

Here's '96-'99; yours should be similar:

http://www.autozone.com/az/cds/en_us...rInfoPages.htm
 
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Old 10-11-07, 08:16 PM
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Be very careful not to overtighten the bolts on the pan as well! Don't want to stip 'em out.
 
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Old 10-16-07, 03:53 PM
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Sounds like it's slipping in/out of forward drive.
Take the pan off and see if changing the filter and fluid helps.
Look for metal particle or pieces in the pan/fluid.
When refilling, use 1 quart of Lucas tranny fluid. It is incredible and helps the slipping/over heating that ATX's can have.
 
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