Wrench Light and transmission slip - Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Chapter: Northeast
Drives: 2008 SE V6
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Wrench Light and transmission slip

I have a 2008 FWD and was driving and the wrench light came on. I pulled off and the tranny was very slow engaging (slipping) when I began to accelerate. I stopped to check the ATF and looked a little low, went into the auto parts store. No Mercon V so i bought a quart of Lucas ATF fix. The wrench light went out and never came back on. Any suggestions ? BTW, 170,000 miles on it. Bought at 150,000 as a lease turn in from a local company so no info on maintenance.

Last edited by chopperva; 01-07-2013 at 12:05 PM.
chopperva is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 06:29 PM
Technical Advisor
behlinla's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Chapter: Midwest
Drives: A blue car
Posts: 7,539
Rep Power: 83
Trader Score: 0 reviews
What was the condition of the existing ATF? You may want to have it changed. If it hasn't been changed before 150,000 miles is the time to do it.
behlinla is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 10:05 PM
crash712us's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Chapter: Northeast
Drives: 2011 sho
Posts: 108
Rep Power: 9
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Sounds like you where low on fluid, unless the dealer can pull up a maintenance record showing that it has been regularly serviced. I would advise against having trans maintenance'd, reason being transmissions that haven't properly cared for and are acting up. Changing fluid will usually result in the trans not working at all
crash712us is offline  
Sponsored Links
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome