I wanted to know if there is anything that can be done about my 1999
Taurus shifting from 1st to 2nd gear erratically after it warms up or
is driven for more then 15 miles? Is there anything Ford has out there
to help me as far as warranty, recall, or tech bulletins? I've
replaced the transmission fluid at 45,000 and again at 89,000 miles.
This started happening around 88,000 miles. No codes in the ECM.
Dealer says transmission should be completely rebuilt; I disagree
since I don't want to shell out $2100 for it. I know this is a common
problem with older model Taurus's. HELP!
Disgruntled Ford Taurus Owner.
Check the fluid level. The Taraus transmission is very sensitive to fluid
level, especially on the 1-2 shift. Very slightly above the full tick mark
may help. If that doesn't help, you may need transmission service.
Service should be every 30K miles, so you've missed servicing this a bit.
I have had the same problem with my 95 Sable. I took it to the dealer
and I was told the same thing, but, if I wanted to have a power flush
of my transmission sytem, it would give it a new lease on life if it
wasn't too far gone. The price was about $150.00 and I couldn't have a
better working transmission if I had gone out and layed out the big
bucks. Wishing you good luck.
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