It's a ''AX4N'' Transmission in a 2002 Ford Taurus.
It's that rub-board sound in 4th gear when you're just crusing along,
up/down hills straight/curves all give the sound/feeling of "rub-board
blop-bloop-blap-blap-bloop, repeating with the in and out rub board
feeling. It kinda feels like it's going from 4th to 3rd and basck to
forth but it's just that slight hisatation feeling.
It changes from 1,2,3 to 4 perfectly fine, no issues. It's the 4th
gear when I've reached more than say 40-45 MPH. It's not constant but
when it happens I cringe in fear.
I'm worried because it reminds me EXACTYLY how my 1994 Thunderbird
was, the tranny did the rub board so bad for so long it got to be
rediculous. I had decided to do the complete overhaul of the tranny.
MY LUCK we got rear ended so good the Insurance company totaled the
T-bird which allowed me to buy the 2002 Taurus, with a few extra bucks
The car has around 80K miles and I am sure it was a ental car, but
cannot prove this even with CarFax which was a big fat waste of money
and time. I don't know how CarFax has stayed in business this long
with it's non-informative results.
Sorry for the CarFax rant, please forgive as I am beginning to get
that 'I am out of control'
I am a magnet for problems with cars.