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Aug 08, 2009 (8:43 am)
I have a 1995 ford taurus with trans ax4n when in overdrive it goes foward than slows down or when going up a hil it goes very slow if not at all the engine revs but goes nowhere. When put into drive it does move. Trans does shift into all gears have recently changed fluid n pan gasket n filter. Could this just be the speed sensor or tranny needs to be replaced? Any help would be much appreciated.
#116 of 181 Re: 2003 Taurus burping up tranny fluid [kevmo]
Sep 08, 2009 (3:34 pm)
I know this reply is over a year later, but I just had the same exact thing happen to my 2000 DOHC Sable. Last week, I had to have the transmission lines replaced due to cracking/rusting of the lines. It worked out fine, but last night, after not using my car for about 30 hours, I pulled the car into the garage and as soon as I put it back in park, about a quart of transmission fluid drained onto the floor. I took it to my mechanic, thinking that one of the clips had blown off the lines. Turns out, he has no idea what caused it as the lines are intact. He felt it was either a transmission burp or the beginning of the end for the tranny. He felt that a "burp" occurring after the car had been driven for 150 miles or so was unlikely. However, something has to be causing the buildup in pressure to cause the fluid to drain out. He thought that one of the clutches may be going, but advised me to keep driving it for as long as I can.
We'll see what happens....
#117 of 181 Re: help please!!! [papaacehole]
Sep 20, 2009 (9:58 pm)
95 Taurus, I have tie SAME problem in San Antonio with my 95. What did you do to fix yours? Thank you. RudyF....RFFloresaol.com
#118 of 181 auto trans problem ?
Oct 06, 2009 (9:27 am)
Hi actually a Merc Cougar - semi twin to Ford contour , didn't see contour listed, maybe similar engine / trans ??? hope get response here.
2000 cougar V 6 auto , 55,000 mi -- steady 70 mph , after 4-5 miles will Jerk /shudder hard a couple times , engine tach will go from like 2800 to 4000 rpm, sometimes 5000 . . . then OK for 3 -5 miles, does it again. Does not do it with short drives, at lower speeds like to work in morning.
New fuel filter, transm oil -- 2 shops couldn't find anything. Maybe heat related , I've heard hot trans oil is very bad - does the auto trans oil cooler have a thermostat ??? I'm actually thinking bad computer , trans can't decide what gear it wants to be in. wouldn't that show up on shop check of faults ???
#119 of 181 Re: auto trans problem ? [badcat3]
Oct 07, 2009 (11:25 am)
PS to my Cougar post -- there are apparently 2 service bulletins ( not fed safety recalls) for Cougar Auto trans, ( same as Taurus ?? )both listed as ' Auto Trans control module ' which sounds like it COULD be my problem. haven't been able to get any additional info
service bull # 042107 - date Dec 04 , NHTSA # 1001 4086
#120 of 181 Re: 2005 Mercury Sable [bb03791]
Oct 28, 2009 (4:49 am)
This is happening to me (2005 Mercury Sable; 75,000 miles) as we speak. I don't know if you have taken care of this problem or not, which I'm assuming you probably already have, but in my case it is indeed the torque converter. Unfortunately this happened when I was over 100 miles away from my home in the middle of the night. Went to do a U-turn and went to accelerate and the car just revved like it had come out of gear. It wouldn't go into any gear, and along with that, my starter also let go at the same time. Now I've had the car towed twice and the Ford dealer says it's going to cost me over $1600.00. Does anyone know if this sounds outrageous? An independant said they could do it for half that price with buying the torque converter from Advance for a couple hundred dollars. I had had my tranny serviced earlier this year, with new filter and fluids, so the levels were fine. Let me know how you faired. Thanks!
#121 of 181 transmission problem
Jan 20, 2010 (12:37 pm)
i have a 97 mercury sable stationwagon after i go to work i sit in the car all night and start it every 2.5 hours to charge the battery in the morning the rpms go really high and the car will not go over twenty and if the rpms go over a certain amount the battery light comes on but after the car cools off it works just fine what could cause this problem
#122 of 181 2 taurus', 2 tranny problems
Jan 20, 2010 (5:36 pm)
A> '97 Taurus (green). Was backing out of a parking spot. Was in a hurry, and shifted before I came to a complete stop. Put in Drive, moved 1", a clunk and nothing. Won't go forward or backward. Fluid levels are good. Transmission is now out of vehicle on my workbench. I've had this car for 5 years and never a problem. Open to any ideas.
B> '97 Taurus (red). Just bought it don't know it's history. Engine is good. Have to rev it and after 5 or 6 seconds it will start to move. Can get up to 20mph, but it won't shift up. Reverse acts the same way. I've changed the fluid and filter. Possibilities? bad bands? weak pump?
#123 of 181 Re: transmission problem [scotty35]
Jan 20, 2010 (5:44 pm)
you seem to be describing an alternator problem. Worn brushes or weak springs on the brushes, will cause the alternator to stop charging at higher rpms.
#124 of 181 Update on my 94 Taurus GL
Feb 11, 2010 (8:43 pm)
Update on my 94 Taurus GL. I picked it up from mechanic yesterday. $1,300﻿ later, tranny is fixed. Now engine mount is bad. I put it in Drive and a bad shake comes from engine can be felt all over. Took it to Tuffy since also is trembling when im on the highway going over 60+,Tie rods (both inner and out) on both front wheels need to be replaced. So, in Dec/09 car costed me 1,350.00, on Jan/10 new transmission $1,300 and now front suspension $500.00 And i havent fixed the engine mount yet..