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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#91 of 2996 89 Ford trannies blow ; it's generic
Sep 27, 1999 (5:28 am)
Let me tell you that 1989 was not a good year for ANY Ford transmissions. From the Crown Vic to the Taurus, I've had friends and taxi drivers tell me that between 85k and 110k one can expect a tranny rebuild in their future.
Ford's new four speed design is good in the Taurus and the Crown Vic. Anything after 1995 is safe to bet on. Transmission service every 25k is a must for this vintage Ford.
#92 of 2996 '96 Taurus engine problem
Sep 27, 1999 (9:56 pm)
Just got a call from the dealer. My 96 (3L V6) with 37K has a bad #1 cyclinder - needs a new engine. No warranty assistance past 36K. Run away from Ford - fast. Spread the word.
#93 of 2996 Service Engine Soon
Oct 02, 1999 (11:15 pm)
My 97 Sable "service engine soon" light has come on and won't go off. Does anyone know what this means? How much service will cost? How to reset the light?
#94 of 2996 Sell or trade it fast!
Oct 04, 1999 (2:44 am)
Just saw something in the latest Consumer Report about engine and tranny problems with the Tortoise and Sable. Didn't pay much attention though, I admit. A great relief is off my back since I SOLD mine and I didn't pay that much attention to the article.
You may want to check it out!
#95 of 2996 93 Taurus Overdrive
Oct 12, 1999 (6:29 am)
I have a 93 Taurus that intermittently shifts out of overdrive. Sometimes it is abrupt and jerks me forward. I found that if I pull off the road, put it in park, turn off the engine, then start it back up and go the problem disappears. It is very intermittent. I took it back to where I bought it at the time it was acting up and of course it would not do it again.
Is this a transmission problem or electrical or ??
Oct 21, 1999 (2:10 am)
newer taurus's are great cars,,, duratec 3.0L is one of the best v6's one could buy these days. the 3.0L v6 12v is also a good, tried and true engine. newer 3.8's are also better, due the fact that ford retorqued the head on tighter and put on a better gasket. we know lots of people with windstars, no problems... funny how all people with problems here, but people who have good luck with their fords don't say anything... oh well just my .02 cents!!
#97 of 2996 GV4 - Transmission
Oct 24, 1999 (1:27 pm)
Wouldn't be surprised if it were electical - my 92 once had similar symptoms. Dealer exercised the electronics with their analyzer, and eventually fixed it.
Oct 25, 1999 (12:58 am)
I just had an awful experience today. When I was rounding a corner after a stop light, my engine started to race. I took my foot off the gas, and the engine continued to race for about 2-3 additional seconds. Then, the car finally shifted. At the next corner (stop sign), this problem was not repeated. I drove it for 5 more minutes to see if the problem would repeat, but it never did. It shifted perfectly. This has only happened once, but I'm still somewhat worried. Is this the start of transmission problems? Is there something I can do if it is?
Oct 25, 1999 (1:01 am)
Sorry, I forgot to mention it is a 1993 Mercury Sable with the 3.8L engine (~76xxx miles.)
Overall I love the car, but I am definitely worried now.
Oct 25, 1999 (4:37 am)
Well, I just talked to a friend who is a mechanic. He told me that chances are it is nothing. He said I might need to have my transmission serviced. Now I can sleep tonight.