Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Omaha, nebraska
Rep Power: 28
I recently bought a 2008 Ford Taurus with 91000 miles. When I am going to overtake on the highway, the tach needle goes up to around 3000 rpm
and stops, but the car keeps going faster. The closest to this I have ever seen is the cvt
in the Ford Escape. Is this transmission half cvt
? Where can I get detailed information about it?
Here is what is probably happening. Your mashing the throttle and the
car is down shifting. When this happens, your TC is unlocking so
there is no direct mechanical connection between the engine and
transmission. there is mechanical slip in the TC. eventually, it
catches up and it will lock back up (and probably upshift shift back into OD
If your in doubt, take it to a trannie shop and have the factory PID
scanned for issues.
Bob Urz 1989 Vulcan wagon (wife crashed) 1990 Vulcan sedan (sold running) 1993 Vulcan sedan (wife crashed) 1993 Vulcan wagon (beat up like Battlestar Galactica, drove to junkyard on a sad day) 1997 Vulcan sedan (down with multiple coolant leaks), 1998 Vulcan sedan (rescued from being junked twice with broken brake lines and bad rack, currently resurrected)
If Spock drove a Taurus it would be a Vulcan