The fluid in my taurus is now dark and smells burnt. So, I guess I will be replacing the tranny. Someone locally has an AX4S available from a 2000 Windstar. Would this one work for me? Wikipedia shows the various vehicles that supposedly uses this transmission. Can anyone else verify this is accurate, or guide to a better resource? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_AX4S_transmission#AX4S
Transmission compatibility on 2001 Ford Taurus
by iwannafixit in Kansas City, MO on November 10, 2010
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by mastertech6371 on November 10, 2010
winstars have a 3.8 motor and may use the AXOD, not the A4NS. the bottom of the pan syas the unit type on the pan. they must be the same. i would not interchange the unit Roy
ANSWER by ZeeTech on November 10, 2010
Is the transmission has a problem? Incorrect shifting, noise, etc...? Dark and burnt fluid might be normal if you haven't done the service regularly. If no problems with the transmission, just get a fluid and filter service. Zee
COMMENT by iwannafixit on November 10, 2010
The transmission has been slipping in 3rd gear, it most recently threw a p0733 code.
ANSWER by delane 72 garage and body shop on November 10, 2010
is it sliping or doing something wrong if no service trans use so lukus trans stop slip
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