I have a 97 Taurus with 87k 3.0l V6 VIN U.
For the past couple weeks the car has been shifting harshly going from
1->2 when accelerating and 2->1 when slowing. My mechanic noticed there
was fluid leaking and replaced the side pan gasket. The car was still
acting up so he recommended a transmission shop for me to visit and get
their opinion. The tranny shop thought the motor mounts might be bad,
which was a lot cheaper option than I thought I would get. : )
So I replaced the motor mounts on Mon and the transmission is still
What are my options at this point? I have read that Ford supposedly
solved the trans problems with the 97 and up. What else should I be
looking at as a potential cause of the problem now? Thanks for any ideas
you can offer.