When light changed, stepped on accelerator but car would no move in an gear selected. The other rear drive fords may be similar. I traded the first one for my current vehicle when it was about to get its third transmission installed. . You want to get the old fluid out including your power steering every couple years or 30,000 miles.
The transmission leak continued despite numerous repairs performed by the contact and an authorized dealer. Not thinking to turn off the ignition, I depressed the parking brake, continued to hit the main brakes and the car began to slow speed although the engine revved uncontrollably. There is no fluid reservoir to check or fill. I was very fortunate that there was no immediate oncoming traffic, however, if the car had failed to accelerate normally after I released it and reengaged I probably would have been hit. Re-manufacture is different than a standard rebuild in that everything that is not up to spec is replaced or re-machined.
It will take the government intervening to tell them to issue a recall. Since when does one have to remove most of the front of the car to get to the radiator section. We looked in the reaarview mirror at one point and saw smoke coming out the back. They will be happy to replace it at my cost. I turned the car off and then back on. While turning onto another street at a low rate of speed then pressing accelerator to go, the drivetrain suddenly stopped pulling and the car stopped.
When they changed my fluid at 70K miles, they said it was very used and discolored. This is just another in a series of repairs to this car this year. The control is located in the center console access bin. I will definitely not buy another Taurus or Ford product. Well this morning I used the car for about an hour and came home. Cause of failure: splines in torque converter disintegrated because metal not 'hardened' sufficiently, apparently a common occurrence in this transmission.
Lost closae to three quarts of fluid before I got any warning ofthe loss by irregular shifting. Complaint Number: 10154486 Incident Date: April 3, 2006 Date Added to File: April 4, 2006 Description of the Complaint: I own a 2006 ford taurus. I have had the transmission replaced in my present Taurus at 26800 miles approx. Told it is a known problem at about 60,000 miles I'm at little more than 58,000. See the technical specifications chart in the Capacities and Specifications chapter. About three weeks ago I began smelling a hot smell, like plastic or sulfur, but could not pin point it.
I had never had any problems before this with the car. I then stepped on the brake and to my amazement the car attempted to accelerate. If I didn't turn on my hazard lights and lift the front hood on my vehicle, I could have been hit, injured or killed. After I accelerated the smell would go away, but would come back when I slowed down and stopped. If the fluid levels are outside of the normal operating range, the performance of the system could be compromised; seek service from your authorized dealer immediately. If someone were walking in front of the vehicle when this happened, they could be injured. Depending on vehicle use, cooling times could take up to 30 minutes or longer.
This car needs to have a recall issued before someone gets hurt or killed. I drained mine twice, 8 quarts ,drove it two weeks to make sure it shifted okey,then repeated. If filled correctly fluid should just barely run out. The contact then disconnected the cruise control cable and the failure had not recurred since. If you need further assistance please just ask. I then tried going backward again, nothing. Had it towed to the mechanics and found out the transmission needs to be replaced.
The infamous 96 Taurus transmission had cheap aluminum components that failed and a decade later, Ford's still apparently cutting corners by using substandard materials. Why would I want another bad transmission. There are cases of these cars rolling down hills and causing a lot of damage. This is the 2nd transmission that ended the same way for this car. No information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. The one I am rebuilding this week is an 05 and doesn't have a drain plug on it not many do anymore.