i HAVE A 2002 Front wheel drive ford escort. Do I have a transmission? on 2002 Ford Taurus

I think whatever I have the transaxle or transmission and yes I'm a female isn't working correctly. The car is having trouble shifting and feels like it's pulling down. It's gets loud too. Is it easier to have a transaxle fixed.

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Same principal, front wheel drive it's called a transaxle' a rear wheel drive is called a transmission. Find an AAmco for a free estimate.
Potwin KS.? Must be something in the air!
A guy the other day was in Georgia and it said potwin. He said he didn't know why it said that.