Ford AXOD transmission
The AXOD was a 4-speed automatictransaxle for transversefront wheel driveautomobiles from the Ford Motor Company. It was introduced in the 1986 Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable (with the 3.0 L VulcanV6). The AXOD and its successors are built in Ford's Van Dyke Transmission plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Production of the final member of the family, the 4F50N (a renaming of the AX4N), ended in November 2006.
The AXOD has a code letter of "T" on its data plate. The AXOD transaxle has 17 bolts to retain its fluid pan.
The AXOD was updated with electronic controls in 1991 as the AXOD-E. The electronic shifting and torque converter controls were integrated with the Taurus's electronic control module for smoother shifts.
This had a data plate code of "T" for 1991 and 1992 models.
The AXOD-E was renamed AX4S in 1993. In addition to the name change, improvements in the lubrication of the gearset and capacity upgrades were made. A centrifugal piston assembly was implemented in the intermediate clutch position to improve 1st–2nd and 2nd–1st shift quality and an increase in the clutch's durability was made on some models. High energy friction materials were also introduced. A new twin piston torque converter clutch (TCC) was introduced with the AX4S and the AX4N on some models. The transaxle pan on this model will sometimes read "AXOD Metric" since it is based on the AXOD transaxle. The data plate code for this transmission is "L."
The AX4N is an improved version of the basic AXOD, and is more reliable. This transaxle shifting is non-synchronous (as indicated by the "N" in AX4N) and has improved shift quality over the previous AX4S. Although similar in design and dimensions, it is a different transaxle than previous AXOD transmissions. The AX4N has 19 bolts to retain the fluid pan. It was used in the 1996–99 Taurus SHO models, and was standard on Duratec-powered models. It also appears in some 1994–2002 Vulcan-powered models. It became standard with both engines in 2003. It was renamed the 4F50N in 2001.The data plate code is "X."
Earlier AXOD and AXOD-E models have a poor reliability record due to internal lubrication problems. These were mostly remedied by 1995. These transaxles require fluid and filter changes every 30,000 miles to maximize service life.
Intermediate clutch failures resulting in poor 1–2 shifts or slipping are common on all AX family members.
Failure of the "Neutral to Drive Accumulator" causes hard shifts into a drive gear (R, OD, D, 1) from "N" or "P". This can become quite violent. Reasons for this part's failure: Piston stuck, or seals or springs damaged or missing. Correction for this problem: Check these parts for damage. Replace as required (located inside the transaxle, recommended that a transmission shop do the repair, but a full rebuild of the transaxle is NOT required). In general, however, difficulty shifting from neutral to overdrive, OD to N, N to R, and R to N is most likely caused by a stretched shifter cable.
Other issues such as locking and/or breaking the parking "pawl" occurs in these transmissions primarily due to owner negligence in not operating the parking brake properly, or not using the parking brake at all. If the vehicle is allowed to "roll back" onto the pawl with heavy force (such as when parking on a steep incline), the pawl may break off or seize the gears so that either the vehicle rolls away, or when the owner starts the vehicle and attempts to put the vehicle in gear, they are unable to move the shift lever from Park. This creates a compound issue in which the shifter linkage or cable can break due to excess force. The vehicle's owner guide states the appropriate procedure is to engage the parking brake before shifting to Park, rather than relying on the pawl, as the pawl is a last line of defense to prevent the vehicle from moving unintentionally. If the parking pawl breaks off or bends, serious transaxle damage can occur.
Recently,[when?] NHTSA launched an investigation into the Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey due to numerous complaints with regard to the equipped 4F50N transmission. Although the investigation is centered on the Torque Converter, these failures often require that the entire transaxle be rebuilt or replaced.
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So, the time has come, you’ve run into a Ford Taurus transmission problem, and now you’re feeling hopeless.
Well, let me tell you a secret: you’re not alone here. Hundreds of drivers have experienced these issues before.
But we’ll learn more from those poor souls and find out what’s wrong with your vehicle.
Below, we’ll explore all these problems and how you can fix them. But before that, let’s take a look at what a transmission is.
What is a Transmission?
The transmission is one of the most essential parts of your vehicle. Without it, the car couldn’t power the wheels.
There are different types of transmissions out there, including automatic and manual transmissions. Nowadays, most vehicles use automatic, while older cars still use manual.
But at the end of the day, they all serve the same purpose: they send power from the engine to the wheels.
When you turn on the engine, all that power generated by the motor goes to the transmission.
After that, the energy goes to the wheels to control the speed and torque. Both the speed and torque will change depending on different driving conditions.
Common Ford Taurus Transmission Problems & Solution
1. Transmission Won’t Shift
Your transmission is supposed to operate smoothly, but if there’s something wrong with it, you’ll probably have a hard time getting out of gear.
While this issue could be related to several other problems, you might want to inspect the brake shift interlock cable.
If you don’t know what that is, it’s simply a wire which is in charge of making sure that the car cannot be shifted unless you depress the brake pedal.
But if the brake shift interlock cable got damaged, the car won’t come out of park no matter how many times you try.
Before jumping to any conclusions, make sure that this wire is indeed the problem. That said, here’s how to inspect the cable:
- First and foremost, remove the center console to access the inside of the shifter housing. Once that’s done, find the brake shift interlock cable.
- If you don’t know what it looks like, find the large cable that goes to the transmission and then look behind it. Now you should see a little cable. That’s what you’ll test.
- Now have the vehicle in park, and then start pressing down on it using a screwdriver. If the cable releases abruptly, there’s something wrong with it. The wire should feel free and smooth.
That’s how you can diagnose which component is messing up the transmission. In this case, the brake shift interlock cable is the problem. To fix this issue, you have to replace both the solenoid and the cable.
2. Transmission Whining Noise
If you suddenly hear a grinding noise coming from the transmission, you got a Ford Taurus transmission problem.
So, why is the transmission making so much noise? Well, it might be time to get a new transmission fluid.
If you haven’t changed the fluid or the filters, the transmission will make some noise when shifting gears.
This happens to many drivers, so you shouldn’t worry too much about it.
Just know that the filter and the fluid must be changed after 30,000 miles, although some drivers would advise you to do so much earlier. Anywhere from 20,000 miles to 25,000 would be best.
However, if you already went through all those steps and couldn’t get rid of the grinding noise, it might not be the transmission.
For instance, we’ve come across some drivers that changed the transmission fluid and filter and later found out that the exhaust came loose, causing all the grinding noise they thought was coming from the transmission.
So, you’ll have to check several parts to track down the noise before throwing parts at your vehicle.
3. Transmission Slipping
If your vehicle’s transmission is slipping, fix this issue as soon as possible. If you let it go by, the transmission could go out of service, costing you a lot of money in the long run.
But before spending money on parts, take a look at the most commons problems to find out why the transmission is slipping:
- Car won’t move at all — if your vehicle is not moving, then it’s safe to assume your transmission is slipping.
- Poor fuel mileage — your fuel mileage will take a hit if your transmission is slipping.
Those two are some reasons why the transmission is slipping. But in many cases, you might be running low on transmission fluid.
If you’re running low on it, the transmission will start slipping since it cannot send any power to the rear wheels.
If that’s the case, get it fixed as soon as possible. Driving like this any longer will destroy your transmission.
And last but not least, be careful when getting your transmission serviced. If they put the wrong fluid, you’ll have to flush it. Using the wrong fluid could be the cause of this problem.
4. Burning Smell
Many times, a burning smell can come from the AC. But it usually goes away on its own.
But if that’s not the case, then the transmission fluid might be overheating. If you haven’t changed the transmission in a while, it can cause the transmission to run hot.
Transmission fluid is just as essential as engine oil. Your transmission needs that fluid to lubricate all the moving parts and cool down the transmission itself.
If the burning smell is coming from the transmission, then that’s most likely the problem.
To fix the problem, replace the transmission fluid, and you should be good to go.
However, make sure to use the correct transmission fluid. If you get it wrong, the transmission will run hot again.
Finally, make sure you’re not running low on transmission fluid. If the transmission fluid is not at the right level, the transmission will overheat, causing the burning smell.
5. Transmission Leak
Transmission fluid is highly flammable, and thus it’s hazardous if your transmission is leaking.
So, if you recently parked your vehicle and noticed fluid underneath the car, then it’s safe to assume there’s something wrong with the transmission.
But before replacing anything, let’s go over some of the most common reasons why your transmission is leaking fluid.
- Transmission gasket — the transmission gasket can get damaged over time due to poor installation or high temperatures. When this happens, the gasket will go out of service, causing the leak.
- The transmission pan got damaged — unfortunately, the transmission pan is constantly exposed to many things on the road. As a result, the transmission will get damaged from so many things hitting it.
However, in many cases, the transmission leak could be caused by the cap on the transaxle vent.
If there’s something wrong with it, the transmission fluid will come out of the dipstick, puking all over the floor.
That cap is designed to keep both dirt and debris from getting inside the transmission.
Unfortunately, these plugs can get plugged up over time, causing pressure to build in the transmission. As a result, the transmission fluid will come out of the dipstick.
Luckily, fixing this problem is relatively easy, and if you’re on a budget, this trick will get you out of this horrible mess. That said, to get around that, follow these steps:
- Pull the cap out, take a razor blade and then cross it out. Next up, clean it using brake clean and then blow it. Now you’re good to go, and the problem should be gone.
While this “hack” might seem silly, this will help relieve the pressure inside.
The cap itself has a cross pattern on the bottom, which serves the same purpose. You’re just doing it on top.
6. Transmission Light is On
Thankfully, technology has advanced to the point we now have a transmission light when we have Ford Taurus transmission problems.
Still, it can be a little bit scary to see that light going on and off on the highway. After all, nobody wants to drop $2,000 on a new transmission.
That being said, there are countless reasons why you’re getting the infamous transmission light. Here are some common reasons that might have triggered the transmission light:
- Maintenance reminder — if you haven’t changed the transmission fluid in a while, the transmission light will remind the driver the fluid must be changed.
- Low transmission fluid — drivers might also get the transmission light if the transmission fluid is not at the recommended level.
- Overheating transmission — if the transmission is running hot, it’ll trigger the light to let the driver know something is wrong with it.
As much as we’d like to think that the transmission light doesn’t mean anything, you shouldn’t ignore it and call it a day.
There’s a reason why manufacturers spend so much time building systems to let drivers know when something is not working as intended.
7. Transmission Shaking
After getting a Ford Taurus transmission replacement, one problem drivers have reported is that the vehicle shudders after starting up the engine.
And for some strange reason, this only happens when the car is idling.
Well, this could very well be a torque converter problem. A faulty torque converter will make your vehicle shake randomly but only when starting up the engine or coming to a stop sign.
Moreover, if the torque converter went bad, you might hear some noise coming from the transmission.
To fix this issue, you have to replace the damaged torque converter.
Just keep in mind that you shouldn’t drive with a bad converter. Driving like this could damage the transmission.
How Much Does a Transmission Replacement Cost?
It’s the end of the month, and now your transmission decided to die on you. You have three options here.
First, you could try to fix the transmission. That is, finding out just what’s messing it up and then get rid of that problem.
Second, you could rebuild your transmission, which is somewhat tricky, but if you know what you’re doing, you could save up a lot of money.
Finally, you could get a brand-new transmission, which most drivers don’t want to mess with.
For instance, rebuilding a transmission can cost anywhere from $600-$700.
That’s including the parts and the labor. But if you choose to get a new one, expect to pay $2,000-$2,500.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Learning more about transmission is always a great skill to have under the belt. That said, here’s more information about the transmission in your vehicle:
Does Ford Taurus have transmission problems?
Most vehicles with transmissions run into transmission problems sooner or later. However, Ford seems to have a problem with their transmissions.
Countless Ford Taurus owners have expressed the number of times they’ve run into transmission problems.
What are the signs of a transmission going out?
If your car is not going into gear, then your transmission might be about to die. Noise can also be a good indicator.
Often, this means that you need to change the transmission fluid.
Is it worth fixing a transmission?
Yes, if money is tight right now, you could rebuild your transmission and save a lot of money upfront.
This job is by no means easy, and you’ll probably need to grab a diagram to rebuild it. But it’s worth the time and effort.
Can you drive with a bad transmission?
No, if your transmission is not working, please take the vehicle to the local mechanic. You should never drive with a bad transmission.
It’s extremely dangerous, and there’s a high chance you’ll damage your vehicle. In short, do not drive with a broken transmission.
The real power of knowing Ford Taurus transmission problem is that you can fix any issue that comes your way without taking a trip to the dealer.
When you have costs under control and know what to expect from the transmission, then you have nothing to worry about.
And there you go, that’s our extensive guide on the most common transmission problems found on the Ford Taurus. Now you’re ready to get the car back on the road.
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The second generation 1992-1995 Taurus was popular, and remained America’s Best-Selling Car for its entire production run. The 3rd generation 1996-1999 Taurus remained a strong seller, but lost its sales title a year after it was introduced. The 4th-gen 2000-2007 Taurus became the victim of budget-engineering, and was forced to finish out its final year as a ‘fleet only’ model. However, Ford realized that dropping such a popular nameplate was a mistake, so they affixed it to the un-popular Ford 500, and gave that fullsize sedan a styling makeover, along with several new powertrain options. By 2010, the 6th generation Taurus had become the Blue Oval’s default fullsize sedan, and received an entirely new platform, along with modern engines, transmissions, and a hot twin-turbo Taurus SHO performance model. Does something seem wrong with your Taurus transmission? The Taurus was equipped with the AX4N (renamed 4F50N) transmission in its earlier models and the 6F50 model in later models. Let’s look at some of the most common Ford Taurus, and see what you can do to get your car back on the road.
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Ford Taurus Transmission Replacement Cost Estimate
These are the most current prices for a remanufactured replacement Ford Taurus transmission.
Replacement AX4N / 4F50N Transmission:
|Transmission||Street Smart Transmission||Autozone||Advance Auto Parts||Dealer Retail|
|AX4N / AX4S||1787||1480||1599||2495|
Replacement 6F50 Transmission:
|Transmission||Street Smart Transmission||Autozone||Advance Auto Parts||Dealer Retail|
|6F50 / 6F35||2295||2355||2649||3387|
Ford Taurus Transmission Diagnostic Trouble Codes | DTCs
|P0703||Torque Converter/Brake Switch B Circuit|
|P0705||Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Malfunction (PRNDL Input)|
|P0707||Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Low Input|
|P0708||Transmission Range Sensor Circuit High Input|
|P0711||Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Range/Performance|
|P0712||Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input|
|P0713||Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input|
|P0714||Transmission Fluid Temperature Sensor Circuit Intermittent P0715|
|P0715||Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit|
|P0717||Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit No Signal|
|P0718||Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent|
|P0720||Output Speed Sensor Circuit|
|P0721||Output Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance|
|P0723||Output Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent|
|P0729||Gear 6 Incorrect Ratio|
|P0733||Gear 3 Incorrect Ratio|
|P0734||Gear 4 Incorrect Ratio|
|P0735||Gear 5 Incorrect Ratio|
|P0740||Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Malfunction|
|P0741||Torque Converter Clutch Circuit|
|P0742||Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Stuck On|
|P0743||Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Electrical|
|P0744||Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Intermittent|
|P0748||Pressure Control Solenoid 'A' Electrical|
|P0750||Shift Solenoid 'A'|
|P0751||Shift Solenoid 'A' Performance or Stuck Off|
|P0752||Shift Solenoid 'A' Stuck On|
|P0753||Shift Solenoid 'A' Electrical|
|P0755||Shift Solenoid 'B'|
|P0756||Shift Solenoid 'B' Performance or Stuck Off|
|P0757||Shift Solenoid 'B' Stuck On|
|P0758||Shift Solenoid 'B' Electrical|
|P0760||Shift Solenoid 'C'|
|P0761||Shift Solenoid 'C' Performance or Stuck Off|
|P0762||Shift Solenoid 'C' Stuck On|
|P0763||Shift Solenoid 'C' Electrical|
|P0765||Shift Solenoid 'D'|
|P0766||Shift Solenoid 'D' Performance or Stuck Off|
|P0767||Shift Solenoid 'D' Stuck On|
|P0768||Shift Solenoid 'D' Electrical|
|P0770||Shift Solenoid 'E'|
|P0771||Shift Solenoid 'E' Performance or Stuck Off|
|P0772||Shift Solenoid 'E' Stuck On|
|P0773||Shift Solenoid 'E' Electrical|
|P0774||Shift Solenoid 'E' Intermittent|
|P0777||Pressure Control Solenoid 'B' Stuck On|
|P0778||Pressure Control Solenoid 'B' Electrical|
|P0817||Transmission Fluid Pressure Manual Valve Position Switch Reverse with Drive Ratio|
|P0817||Starter Disable Circuit|
|P0840||Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch A|
|P0960||Pressure Control Solenoid A Control Circuit/Open|
|P0961||Pressure Control Solenoid A Control Circuit Range/Performance|
|P0962||Pressure Control Solenoid A Control Circuit Low|
|P0963||Pressure Control Solenoid A Control Circuit High|
|P0977||Shift Solenoid B Control Circuit High|
|P0978||Shift Solenoid C Control Circuit Range/Performance|
|P0979||Shift Solenoid C Control Circuit Low|
|P0980||Shift Solenoid C Control Circuit High|
|P0982||Shift Solenoid D Control Circuit Low|
|P0983||Shift Solenoid D Control Circuit High|
|P0985||Shift Solenoid E Control Circuit Low|
|P0986||Shift Solenoid E Control Circuit High|
Ford Taurus Recalls
1997 Taurus – Fire risk from ATF leak – 97V097000
On June 30, 1997, a recall was issued for 100,000 copies of the 1997 Ford Taurus. It seems the low-intermediate servo cover on the AX4S transmission could come off while the car is being driven. If this happens, transmission fluid could leak onto the catalytic converters, creating a serious fire risk.
If the catalytic converters are hot enough, the transmission fluid could ignite and start a fire.
Ford instructed dealers to inspect the transmission and replace the defective servo covers. For more information, owners can contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-800-424-9393.
1996-1997 Taurus – Unexpected Vehicle Roll Away – 96V166000
On September 23, 1996, a recall was issued for the 1996-1997 Ford Taurus. It seems that 40,000 of them were fitted with a park prawl abutment bracket that could prevent the park prawl from engaging the Park gear, even though the gear shift is in the Park position.
If the transmission isn’t in Park when the driver releases the brake pedal and exits the vehicle, it could potentially roll away, causing serious injury or property damage.
To fix the problem, a Ford dealer would inspect the transmission, and if necessary, install a revised park prawl abutment bracket. For more information, owners can contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-800-424-9393.
Ford Taurus Technical Service Bulletins (TSB)
TSB 03-12-3 – Torque converter clutch not engaging and/or OBDII trouble codes P0741 or P1744
1996 – 2003 Ford Taurus – 1996 – 2003 Ford Windstar – 1996 – 2002 Lincoln Continental – 1996 – 2003 Mercury Sable
Problem – Drivability issues can result when the torque converter clutch will not engage when commanded. This can be caused by a number of issues including a worn out AX4S torque converter, or a sticking TCC solenoid.
Solution – Replace torque converter and/or TCC solenoid
TSB 10-22-4 – AWD vehicles – Shudder/chatter/vibration on turns or thump/clunk noise on light acceleration – 6F Transmission
2010 Ford Fusion – 2010 Ford Taurus – 2010 Ford Edge – 2010 Ford Flex – 2010 Mercury Milan – 2010 Lincoln MKS – 2010 Lincoln MKZ – 2010 Lincoln MKT – 2010 Lincoln MKX
Problem – Certain vehicles built between 10/1/2009-12/31/2009 equipped with all-wheel-drive, may experience a shutter or vibration in the driveline during a tight turn. They may also experience a thump or clunk noise during light acceleration. These symptoms may also occur under 40 mph (64 KM/H), when driving uphill or towing under heavy acceleration.
Solution – Installing a properly remanufactured PTU (Power Transfer Unit— a simplified transfer case) may solve this problem.
TSB 11-12-10 – Sluggish acceleration from 0-5 mph (0-8 km/h) followed by harsh bump or slip on takeoff – 6F35 Transmission & 6F50 Transmission
2010 – 2011 Ford Taurus – 2009 – 2011 Ford Edge – 2009 – 2011 Ford Flex – 2011 Ford Explorer – 2010 – 2011 Lincoln MKS – 2009 – 2011 Lincoln MKX – 2010 – 2011 Lincoln MKT
Problem – Some vehicles may experience sluggish acceleration or a hesitation feel during a rolling stop, followed by a harsh bump or slip feeling. This can be caused by a design flaw in the 6F35 valve body / 6F50 valve body.
Solution – On transmissions originally built for Mercon LV transmission fluid (listed on the dipstick), the valve body will have to be modified by deleting one hole in the valve body separator plate, and removing the check ball in the area of the deleted hole. If this modification is not performed properly, the transmission may experience a loss of reverse or a 2-3 shift flare.
TSB 15-0047 / 17-2219 – Push button start – Shift to Park or Transmission Not In Park message – discharged battery – unable to remove key
2011 – 2017 Ford Edge – 2011 – 2017 Ford Explorer – 2011 – 2017 Ford Flex – 2011 – 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan – 2011 – 2017 Ford Taurus – 2011 – 2016 Lincoln MKS – 2011 – 2017 Lincoln MKT – 2011 – 2015 Lincoln MKX
Problem – Vehicles equipped with a floor shift selector lever and push button start, may display a ‘Shift To Park’ or ‘Transmission Not In Park’ message, even though the transmission is actually in Park. It may also not be possible to remove the transmitter key, and the battery may discharge due to the warning message remaining illuminated.
Solution – Install new park detect switch
TSB 10-21-2 / 10-17-4 – Slipping, 5th gear starts from stop, PRNDL display error, backup camera on while vehicle is in Drive – 6F50 Transmission & 6F55 Transmission
2009 – 2011 Ford Taurus – 2009 – 2011 Ford Edge – 2009 – 2011 Ford Flex – 2009 – 2011 Lincoln MKS – 2009 – 2011 Lincoln MKT – 2009 – 2011 Lincoln MKX
Problem – Certain vehicles may intermittently experience slipping, 5th gear starts from a stop, the electronic PRNDL display may flash errors, and the backup camera may be on while the vehicle is in Drive.
Solution – Install new Ford transmission range sensor / TR sensor.
2013-2014 Ford Taurus – TSB 14-0056 – 15-0079
Cars equipped with the 6R35 transmission may develop a leak around the left half shaft seal. This happens because the half shaft surface finish can cause premature wear to the case bushing and seal.
To plug this leak, an updated case bushing, seal and half shaft will have to be installed.
2010-2012 Taurus – TSB 45132
Harsh downshifts on rebuilt transmissions
If unusually hard downshifts occur after rebuilding the transmission, it’s likely due to the wrong valve body separator plate being installed. The OEM Motorcraft Overhaul kit (part # MTKV-K5600-A or AU2Z-7V575-A) contains the wrong valve body separator plate, which should be replaced with part # BT4Z-7Z490-B.
2013-2014 Ford Taurus – TSB 44852 / 10057815
Cars equipped with the 6F35 transmission may not be able to upshift, or first and reverse are the only gears available.
This issue could be caused by a software issue, a problem with the low one way or low reverse clutch.
Can I drive with a Ford Taurus transmission problem?
If your Ford Taurus can still make it up and down the road, you might say “It’s fine, I’ll just drive it until I can get it fixed”. But that is not always a good idea, depending on the symptoms. You see, there are a lot of (very expensive) moving parts inside of a transmission, and if something isn’t right, continuing to drive with a transmission problem could damage something else.
How often does a Ford Taurus transmission need to be replaced?
The overall lifespan of a Ford Taurus transmission largely depends on how well it was maintained. Factory design flaws also factor into this equation, along with how/how hard you drive. But on average, we’ve seen the Ford Taurus transmission last for between 80,000-180,000 miles. A high quality replacement transmission however, can last considerably longer if all of the factory design flaws have been addressed and the vehicle has been maintained.
How are Ford Taurus transmission issues diagnosed?
It is fairly easy to guesstimate what the root cause of your Ford Taurus transmission problems might be, but you won’t truly know unless you have the right tools and experience. A good mechanic or transmission repair center will be able to connect your truck to a computer and find out which diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s) have been stored. Once they know what to look for, they can perform a visual inspection to verify the problem.
How is a Ford Taurus transmission replaced?
In order to replace your Ford Taurus transmission, the truck has to be lifted from the ground in order to gain access to all of the parts that will need to be unbolted. Then the transmission can be lowered to the ground (typically with a transmission jack), so the new transmission can be installed.
Recommendations for Ford Taurus transmission issues?
To save time and get back on the road faster, have your 17-digit VIN# handy and you can get an online quote for a reman Ford Taurus transmission here, then find a local shop using our Find a Shop guide to install it for you.
How to Solve Ford Taurus Transmission Problems
Solution A: Buy a Used Ford Taurus Transmission
The quickest way to fix your transmission problems is to simply buy a used transmission or used transmission. These can be found at most junk yards, and they often come with a 30-90 day warranty. However, there’s no way to determine the actual condition of the internal components, so you could be spending a bunch of money to have the exact same problems. Plus, that warranty only covers the transmission if it’s defective, not the labor costs that you’ll have to pay.
Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Ford Taurus Transmission
Another option would be a rebuilt transmission or rebuilt transmission. A local repair shop will remove your transmission, then install a bunch of new parts during the rebuild. The problem here is, the skills and experience of each transmission rebuilder will vary widely from shop to shop, so you could have problems from something that wasn’t adjusted properly. And the 1-2 year warranty might only cover you at certain transmission repair shops, in a specific geographical area.
Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Ford Taurus Transmission
Many owners depend on their vehicle to commute and get things done. Their gasoline engines are designed to go 100’s of thousands of miles, so it makes sense to invest in a remanufactured transmission.
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What Problem Does Your Taurus Have?
Let us know the year, mileage and problem you’re having as well as any trouble (OBD) codes you’ve found. If you’ve been given a quote or paid for a repair, we’d like to hear about that too!
Know what price you should pay to get your vehicle fixed.The average cost for a Ford Taurus automatic transmission diagnosis is between $88 and $111. Labor costs are estimated between $88 and $111. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
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In respect to this, how much does it cost to replace a transmission?
Average Cost of Rebuild, Repair, and Replace:According to Transmission Repair Cost Guide readers, the average cost of transmission replacement ranges from $1800 to $3400. A used/salvage transmission ranges from $800 to $1500, a rebuilt transmission from $1100 to $2800 and a remanufactured from $1300 to $3400.
Similarly, is it worth it to replace a transmission? If your vehicle is 20+ years old and has over 275k miles on it, then the cost of repair or replacement is most likely higher than the value of the vehicle. In this case, it's typically not worth getting the car fixed unless it holds significant sentimental value.
Moreover, do Ford Taurus have transmission problems?
Transmission Problems. The most common Taurus transmission problems cost $2,000 to fix & occur at 90,000 miles. Regarding the worst model year 2003 Ford Taurus transmission problems, "Most people need a car that shifts gears & coil springs that don't shred tires. The Taurus fails in that respect." Click on a year below
How much does it cost to replace a transmission on a Chevy Impala?
A brand new transmission for a 2005 Chevy Impala will run you about $1500- $2000, not including labor.
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