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#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..
#125 of 181 '95 3.0 trans change
Feb 12, 2010 (9:57 am)
My trans is out on my '95. I have obtained a used one that is supposed to be OK.
Is there any way to check if its a good one before I install it? And, what is the
best procedure for dropping the current trans?
#126 of 181 2006 Taurus - loose part & missing bolts
Feb 20, 2010 (2:04 pm)
I am new to this forum and just started to work on my 2006 Ford Taurus SE. I am not an expert mechanic, and don't have much experience fixing cars - but I do enjoy it and have the patience to persevere.
The car is leaking transmission fluid. I believe this is because the transmission pan is no longer sealed well, due to an impact on it while driving. So I need to change the pan, gasket, and filter.
As I got ready to do this work, I noticed one part that looks like a think circular plate is somewhat loose: I can move it with my hand. There's a space between it and another part in the transmission. Also, a couple of bolts seem to be missing.
I have a short YouTube video which more clearly shows what the problem is. Please take a look at it at this link:
Transmission Pan and Concerns Video
Should I be concerned about this? If so, what should be done?
#127 of 181 Mercury Sable shifting problem
Mar 21, 2010 (3:26 pm)
'93 Mercury Sable 3.8 v6 rev up to high rpm and car shifts down even while driving after warmed up. Tranny has been replaced. What is the problem now?
#128 of 181 Re: Mercury Sable shifting problem [weathergirl2]
Mar 21, 2010 (8:20 pm)
Sounds like something similar that just happened to me recently with my 2005 3.0 v6. My starter and my transmission let go Nov 2009 at the same time. I ended up having to have the torque converter replaced and the transmission redone, along with the starter..however, the car never seemed to act right and started slipping not long afterwards. After awhile the rpm's started racing up to 3-4,000 rpms whenever I would try to accelerate from a light or stop sign, yet the car would not go past 1st gear. I ended up taking it back to AAMCO and they once again took the tranny apart, only to find out that the piston in the transmission was cracked and it in turn blew out the cylinders (this being only 5,000 miles after the car was last repaired). I'm not sure if this is what's wrong with your car, but it sounds somewhat similar to mine. Just prior to my car's transmission messing up, I had just replaced the transmission filter and fluids. A guy at the Goodyear shop said last week that he doesn't recommend anyone replace a transmission filter, only if it's actually leaking fluid. I thought I had done the right thing, but instead it ended up costing me about $3,000 because of it. I'm hoping this isn't going to be a constant problem from now on with removing the tranny. I'm thinking of trading in the car, as it sounds like these cars have a lot of similar issues. If your tranny is still under warranty, I would highly recommend that you have a mechanic test drive your car and see what he thinks and have the problem fixed right away. Mine was not going into 2nd or 3rd gear. Good luck to you and let us know what you find out.
#129 of 181 Re: auto trans problem ? [badcat3]
May 08, 2010 (1:25 pm)
to answer my own question -- going steady speed ( 50 - 70 ) after 10 mi or so, engine tach would jump 1000 rpm, car would jerk , hard , then OK for a bit , repeat. ( actually Merc. Cougar , maybe same transm. or not) 2 shops couldn't help ... FIXED. ( I hope ) after a winter of tip toeing around, less than 8 mi trips , Ford dealer found problem -- transmission range sensor 6L8Z 7F293
only $ 80. for part, $200. labor. drove 35 mi right after repair, no problem. drove 90 miles today non stop, mostly 60 mph , no problem. fixed.
Why the Merc dealer I bought car from new couldn't fix ...