2001 Ford Taurus Q&A
2001 Ford Taurus Question: transmission slipping
after driving 200 miles on the freeway the trans lite flashed on then it started smoking and smelt like fluid burning. i got off the freeway and the transmission started sticking, or slipping, I made it a few blocks to park at the gas station. Transmission fluid was everywhere, I had my car towed about 30 miles to my home. It wont go in reverse at all, it has gone forward a foot or so. - lu_m
internal failure. it must be removed and re built. very pricy. Roy - mastertech6371
It sounds like the transmission has failed, removing the transmission pan, checking for debris, and changing the fluid and filter may be a good place to start but its more likely the transmission has failed. It would be beneficial to plug in a scan tool and retrieve the codes stored in the computer in your car to see where the problem is. - patrick mannion
When you find metal shavings (debris) in your transmission oil pan, that is a sure sign that something is wrong internally. You may have broken parts or badly worn parts. A transmission fluid change will not fix your problem. Since you mentioned fluid all over the place....Your transmission (in any condition) will not run properly or at all if the fluid is too low. For maximum performance it is important to change automatic transmission fluid every two years or 24,000 miles (for most vehicles). The fluid level should be checked with the engine running and the transmission in park. - Prestige Auto Works
the car drives normal , after the car warms up maybe 30 min into driving ; only when i come to a stop and then take off the trans slip but not all the time .if i park for a while it works fine .the...
when it is slipping, I have to keep it in 2 nd up to 40 - 45 mph then shift it manually into od where it is ok. when slowing down, it is ok if it stays in drive, but if it shifts down into 2 nd it...
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? Wikipedi...
trans. slips or feels like it is at around 55mph tach even looks like it's going from drive to overdrive and back.Do I need a trans. This one has 110,000 miles on it.