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Cost to replace transmission?
2003 Ford Taurus

Cost to replace transmission?

(2003 Ford Taurus)
I have a 2003 Ford Taurus with only 48000 miles on it. Never had an issue with it until the transmission pump failed recently. Does this mean I definitely need a new transmission or is it possible to just replace the pump? About how much should I expect to pay for a transmission replacement?
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on October 18, 2019

Actually the most common failure is the torque converter which drives the pump.

Torque converter splines becomes stripped out resulting in no engagement into any gear.

It is a very good possibility a replacement torque converter will remedy this issue.

You’ll need *hands-on* evaluation form a knowledgeable / experienced mechanic or transmission specialist.

This will also be required before an estimate can be given - unless you opt to replace the transmission assembly.

Good luck!
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on October 18, 2019

There is usually no noise what so ever associated with torque converter spline failure - when this occurs the transmission simply will not engage..

Transmission pump failure, on the other hand, typically produces a whining noise and the transmission will at least attempt engagement.

A qualified mechanic that has actually encountered this particular problem and knows the repair procedures will be able to quickly and accurately diagnose..
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on October 18, 2019

Actually the most common failure is the torque converter which drives the pump.

Torque converter splines becomes stripped out resulting in no engagement into any gear.

It is a very good possibility a replacement torque converter will remedy this issue.

You’ll need *hands-on* evaluation form a knowledgeable / experienced mechanic or transmission specialist.

This will also be required before an estimate can be given - unless you opt to replace the transmission assembly.

Good luck!
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on October 18, 2019

There is usually no noise what so ever associated with torque converter spline failure - when this occurs the transmission simply will not engage..

Transmission pump failure, on the other hand, typically produces a whining noise and the transmission will at least attempt engagement.

A qualified mechanic that has actually encountered this particular problem and knows the repair procedures will be able to quickly and accurately diagnose..

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