The rest is still up inside the torque converter. I am screwed now thanks to this stupid car that I am now stuck with. I am very disappointed with Ford this should not have happened. I bought this car because I always believed Ford produced a stand-up product. This car needs to have a recall issued before someone gets hurt or killed.
After coasting into an off the road area, and having it towed I was told it was likely a spline gear I believe on the output shaft of the transmission or the planetary. Then I would just replace the exact amount back into the transmission filler. Really a shame, love the car otherwise. When starting the vehicle, it lunges forward approximately 6 inches. However, fluid levels should be checked if the transmission is not working properly.
There are 3 parts with part number 7C410. When you look at the Owners Manuals, you'll see transmission fluid capacity numbers in the range of 12-14 quarts. As I pressed on the pedal to accelerate, the car just would not gain any more speed. The one I am rebuilding this week is an 05 and doesn't have a drain plug on it not many do anymore. We cannot afford it so we told the finance company to come pick it up.
The 2006 ford taurus se I was driving failed to accelerate. I'm just lucky neither my wife or I were killed or injured in this piece of crap. Measure what you drained and start with refilling that amount to put back in to return levels back to normal. We slowly coasted to a stop, no acceleration abilities whatsoever. The engine in your 2002 Ford Taurus should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. Some of the trans lines use quick-connect fittings, others are compression-type. The shop owner knew exactly what was wrong with our car before they even looked at it because she said that the metal used in the torque converters in several years of taurus making was defective.
Never opened another transmission again. Might be worth it to have a rad repair shop do it if that's the end result of testing. It took everything I could do to get the car over into the right lane. I have a hacksaw - would it do? It's about the diameter of a very sharp pencil point. I think this should be a recall because after doing some research on the internet I see where this has happened to a few other owners, This is a serious safety issue and should be resolved before someone is seriously injured. I looked at this from the top and the bottom, and the leak seems to be right in between the 2 tubes that seem to touch each other. I was coming home from work last week and looped around to get on the highway and my car started revving like I was in neutral.
Their customers spent their hard earned money on these cars and to let them eat this cost when, especially in this economic state, they simply cannot afford. I really want to solve this to my satisfaction. 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. I cannot remember if scanner showed transmission pressure or if I had to hook a gauge up to find out. I finally pulled to the side and shut off the engine.
There is a small transmission fluid leak near the front of the radiator. Complaint Number: 10257661 Incident Date: January 14, 2009 Date Added to File: February 6, 2009 Description of the Complaint: In the last 30 days, I have had this happen to me at least once a day. The car had been service properly and a transmission problem should not have happened at 103,000 miles. So the hell with that!! I asked the technician what did it look like in there? Then, when my car is running in idle, the rpms are over 5000 and it sounds as if someone has the acceleration pushed to the floor. I have a pump that I would suck fluid out of the filler neck, making sure I measured what came out. Or if they would have been eager and had accelerated behind me or standing behind the car.
The engine started up just fine, but the car would not go into drive, or into reverse. A big part of selling cars is the Total cost of Ownership. If you're adding fluid, simply use the dipstick - according to the illustrated instructions in the Owners Manual - and add what is necessary. The dealership may charge a diagnoses fee that is typically returned when a concern is covered under warranty. This could have resulted in a more serious accident if I would have rolled back into the car behind me.
If you need further assistance please just ask. This answer differentiates depending on the transmission and the engine equipped. No warning signs, no noises, no leaks, nothing, just suddenly failed. This is a potentially dangerous situation. We had a tow truck take us to a local mechanic we were not familar with the area. Ford motor company should be responsible because this is deadly. It is entirely possible that there is not a drain plug hence the vacuum fluid through the fill tube.