2001 Ford Taurus Q&A
2001 Ford Taurus Question: Transmission compatibility
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 - iwannafixit
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 - mastertech6371
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 - ZeeTech
is it sliping or doing something wrong if no service trans use so lukus trans stop slip - delane 72 garage and body shop
Every time I take a highway trip that's over 1/2 hour, and then leave the highway, the transmission doesn't want to go from 1st gear into 2nd. The engine races in First gear for at least 5 to 10 s...