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#1115 of 2996 Transmissions on 2000 & 20002 Taurus
Dec 31, 2003 (8:34 am)
Anybody out there have any problems with transmission on 2000 or 2002 Taurus? I have one of each. So far, so good. However, I owned a 1993 and a 1995 Ford Taurus. I had to replace transmission once on the 1993 and twice on the 1995. High mileage on both old cars at the time (over 175,000 miles on both).
Except for tranny problems, I love my Taurus, which is why I bought again. Thanks.
Dec 31, 2003 (10:06 pm)
Well, the Taurus transmission really is the same one from the 80s. Ford automatic transaxles have never been that great, but I would say the latest generation AX4S and AX4N are the best in terms of performance and reliability. Ford has updated and improved that transaxle for close to 20 years now, but they still have their quirks. GM and the top Japanese brands are still ahead of Ford in terms of transaxle reliability, but if you take care of them you'll probably get your money's worth.
#1117 of 2996 trans problems
Jan 05, 2004 (5:32 pm)
I bought a used 99 taurus with 3.0 duratec a while back...have put many trouble free miles on it...but lately when taking off from a stop or while moving slow in traffic, once I give it some gas...the trans slips. This only happens at low speeds...a friend tells me this could be a shift modulator...ford dealers computer can't find or reproduce the problem...any one know what this problem could be?? Should I continue to take it back to the dealer and make them find the problem??
Jan 05, 2004 (7:16 pm)
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Jan 05, 2004 (7:23 pm)
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#1121 of 2996 96 Ford Taurus
Jan 08, 2004 (1:47 pm)
We have a previous 1 owner 96 Ford Taurus,we purchased in March 2003 for our son. Was kept in very good condition. It has 101k miles. So far, we replaced brakes & transmission. Now we have the entire steering assembly to replace for $800 The only thing left is the engine, which is the 3.0. The Mechanic thinks the engine's in good shape & thinks it might be worth it. What do you think the chances are that as soon as we sink the $800, the engine goes? I know, goes w/ the territory in buying a high mileage car. Anyone had specific info w/ this engine at high mileage?
#1122 of 2996 96 Ford Taurus by cvcbird
Jan 08, 2004 (7:12 pm)
What is wrong with the steering assembly that needs to be replaced?
Jan 08, 2004 (9:04 pm)
Does any taurus owners notice a change in gas millage, i cant belive it but i am averagin not even 17 MPG! I have a 2000 Ford taurus, my first car, my dads company car with 64K miles and i have had no problem at all with the car, not one solitary one, robably due to the fact that i got free maintence on it, but the MPG is horrible, and i am not punching it at all! Its like having a SUV millage but driving a car...any one know what might be wrong, i am selling it soon bc i can smell some future problems with her, i notice that the engine sounds bad when i start it and when i was on the freeway the other day i lost all elecrtical power to my radio,seats,lights, ect, but the car was still on, maybe a bad fuse, i dunno but it came back 3 min later
Jan 09, 2004 (2:24 pm)
The power steering fluid was leaking. Took it in and the mechanic said it completely fell apart & I need a new rack & pinion system. He's a friend, so I don't doubt him.