What's an estimated cost to replace/rebuild a transmission in a '94 Taurus?
I'm trying to get an worse case idea.
I just bought a '94 Taurus that only had 30,000 miles on it. The
transmission seems to be slipping in 1st/2nd gear when I corner. I don't
know if it could be serviced or needs major repairs. I called a local
national chain and was told that they "didn't want to get involved in that
type or repair..." ?? WTF? I'm just trying to get an idea of what my
potential costs might be.
Your problem may be simple. Be sure it is "FULL" of fluid.
That is the most common problem for that. Those years also
had some engine mount problems - you may need to have that
checked. Many of that vintage had problems with
transmission failures but, not just during turns. Many
shops did not/still won't work on Taurus transmission
because they could not make them stay together. That was
both a transmission and a mechanic problem. As far as
rebuild cost, you can expect aroung $1200 on up to about
$1800 depending on where you are and who does the work. A
dealer sho may go well beyond that.
Before you spend alot of time and money at a transmission shop - check
your tranny fluid level. My 86 Taurus would jump out of gear at the same
left turn corner every night - solved by correcting a low fluid level. If
this works - keep an eye on the tranny for leaks to determine how the level
got low in the first place!
I have an 1986 with a 3L-V6 & 4 speed Automatic. Because if heat problems,
am doing head job and because of shifting problems had the transmission
rebuilt at Aamco... The shop by me has usually done a good job, anf because
I brought this rig in - I pilled the engine & transmission myself - they
took off a grand. Total rebuild included replacing some of the original
aluminium parts with steel and some of the steel parts with hardened
steel... $2150... I am close to geting it back in, need to replact the main
baring seal & there is a tool for pressing it in that I can not find at any
dealer of parts house :-( and I may end up making one... They are a good
car, just don't let them over heat. That can cause great problems...
You paid $2150 at Ammcrow with a carry in? Boy they saw you coming.
You should have got it pulled and installed for that kind of change.
You probably could have got a rebuilt jasper or such for hundreds less
with exchange of core if you put it in yourself. There's a place on Ebay
in Phoenix that is even much less than that.
If its really a 1986, the cost of your trannie repair exceeded the value
of the car by a factor of 2 or 3.
I have owed 4 taurus, but i would have never put that much in a older
one. A gen II (92/95) in excellent shape might be worth it, but its
still a judgment call.
am close to geting it back in, need to replact the main
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