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Q: Transmission compatibility on 2001 Ford Taurus

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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
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
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
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