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R miller

Stockton, CA

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#1
Mar 12, 2006
 
I have a 96 taurus it shifts fine except when i brake to
make a turn and then atempt to acelerate out of the corner
it wants to slip if i come to a stop it shifts fine or i can slam it in first and it will catch.What could be the problem?
R miller

Stockton, CA

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#2
Mar 12, 2006
 
has any one oudt there had a simaler problem?
Mikey

Charlotte, NC

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#3
Apr 4, 2006
 
I had a '95 model that I was happy to get rid of! I replaced the transmission 2 times and the Transmission people said what keeps them in business is the 95, 96 Taurus and front wheel drive Chryslers. You might want to get rid of it sooner rather than later.
Art

United States

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#4
Apr 11, 2006
 
I had a '90 Taurus that would make a very slight shudder when shifting, but seemed to occur only in the cooler Winter days. I read some articles about that and they pointed me to the fluid pump in the transmission. This is a transmission rebuild item.
My next Taurus was a '94. It had a very harsh shift problem where it slammed into each gear hard. It always shifted when needed. Rebuilt the transmission and the problem was gone. Unfortunately, the engine blew up 5000 miles later due to my innattention to detail.:-(
My current '01 Taurus was demonstrating a surging problem, very slight. The transmission guys thought the torque converter was kicking in and out. After a check out this turned out to not be the case. However, the car has 85000 miles so I did a tranny service. The problem went away! Yahoo!
Bob Sparling

Jenison, MI

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Apr 26, 2006
 
Ford Taurus 2002 - feel surging between 20-30 mph and 40-50 mph. Had dealer do trans flush/renew at 70,000 miles, now I have 95,000.

Any suggestions most welcome.
rsparling@comcast.net
andyp

Holland, MI

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#6
Aug 21, 2006
 
I wish i had a suggestion, but i also own a 2002 Ford Taurus with the same type of issues. I have 92,000 and i get the surging issue around 40 MPH, typically when i'm attempting to merge onto the highway, or if i'm sitting idle at a stop light. The issue dramatically increases if i have the air conditioning on or even the fan. Ford checked it out and could only reprogram the engine, which did nothing. I haven't taken it back in yet because i don't want to continue to pay them for not fixing the problem. Would appreciate any comments.
Bob Sparling wrote:
Ford Taurus 2002 - feel surging between 20-30 mph and 40-50 mph. Had dealer do trans flush/renew at 70,000 miles, now I have 95,000.
Any suggestions most welcome.
rsparling@comcast.net
keijo lindstrom

Helsinki, Finland

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#7
Sep 11, 2006
 
i have taurus 1992, and i have transmission problem.car works fine about 20 miles,then car wont no shift.did anyone have picture or someting off the transmission?please help me i am living in finland!thanks anyway fr:keijo lindström
Chris Willis

Carlisle, PA

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#8
Sep 14, 2006
 
I have a 95 Taurus and I'm having similar problems. Accelerating in turns or accelerating uphill causes the transmission to jump or shudder. Any ideas would be appriciated before I have to take i to the shop.
Just Thinking

Dearborn, MI

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#9
Sep 21, 2006
 
Chris Willis wrote:
I have a 95 Taurus and I'm having similar problems. Accelerating in turns or accelerating uphill causes the transmission to jump or shudder. Any ideas would be appriciated before I have to take i to the shop.
Check your fluid level. Might be a pump or bad seals too.
ERIC

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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#10
Dec 7, 2006
 
I want to buy a 94 ford taurus /this is a break/some people told me than the taurus have a lot of problems with the transmission,is it thrue?
Imtiaz

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Feb 22, 2007
 

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Ben

Madison, WI

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#12
Mar 8, 2007
 
We had a 99 Plymouth Minivan with the same thing, my 99 Taurus does it too, when you slow down to about 5-10mph...then speed up the tranny doesnt downshift untill you stop fully or extremy close to a dead stop, so when you accelerate, the tranny shifts into first gear. That is what our mechanic told us.
BR_Rush

Los Angeles, CA

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Mar 22, 2007
 
I have a 02 Taurus with about 70,000 miles on it (bought it used as 52,000 miles)

Recently it developed a rather loud squeaking noise from what I thought was the engine bay. I got it checked out, but my repair shop could not find the problem (at first they thought it was a bad idle pulley), but they said it was ok to ignore it, so I did.

Soon afterwards, my car began surging while I was at stoplights, and a few days after that, it would surge and then stall. Took it back and the surging/stalling problem was caused by the torque converter.

The squealing is caused by a bad tranny pump though, so I need to get that replaced now! Supposedly I'm looking towards a whole transmission rebuild. 1600 bucks.

Still, this is the only mechanical problem I've had with this car, and I've owned it for a year and three months.
Kathy

Dayton, OH

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#14
Apr 11, 2007
 
I had a 90 Ford Taurus. At about 80'000 miles, it started shifting hard into 2nd gear enless I kept my foot out of it. Got 156,000 miles out of it and sold it. No other major repairs. Was a great car.
Kathy

Dayton, OH

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#15
Apr 11, 2007
 
I now have a 94 Ford Taurus. Transmission is fine until I drive about 20 mins. Slow shifting, pops in and out of gear while you are driving, and no reverse. Thinking about fixing it because they are great cars other than that?????
lonny

United States

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#16
Apr 21, 2007
 
i have an 01 taurus, the belt was squealing so i replaced it and the sound stopped. few days later it started again, and i was leaking tons of anit-freeze. the chiltons book said it was the water pump. i replaced that and i still now am leaking fluid and still have the squealing noise.

also with this car, it seems if i drive 20-30 mins, the tranny starts to slip really bad from a dead stop when i accellerate, happen to any of you fellow owners??
kurt

AOL

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#17
Apr 21, 2007
 
i just bought a 03 taurus and everytime i shift outta park into others gears it makes this knocking sound only once i bought it with 2444mi and its got 5400 on it now. it also surges very light at steady speeds and wont down shift i have to come to an almost complete stop.
Taurus Owner

Monroe, CT

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#18
Apr 22, 2007
 
I have 1997 Ford Taurus with 90000 miles. I have no problems with my transmission. it actually shifts better then my two new cars. However, I have Mobil Synthetic ATF in it. Transmission is original (I purchased car brand new) nothing done to it except getting synthetic oil. When I purchased my car I had started having problems with Transmission around 10000 miles. it turn out that filter was clogged do to excessive wear. I changed filter and filled transmission with Mobil ATF. I had never had any problems with that car.
Mark Dominguez

El Paso, TX

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#19
Jun 22, 2007
 
Chris Willis wrote:
I have a 95 Taurus and I'm having similar problems. Accelerating in turns or accelerating uphill causes the transmission to jump or shudder. Any ideas would be appriciated before I have to take i to the shop.
I too have a 95'Taurus showing the exact same problem you described in 2006. What was the problem?
tass

Essex, MD

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Aug 2, 2007
 
Just Thinking wrote:
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Check your fluid level. Might be a pump or bad seals too.

do transmission flush that should solve it.

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