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Old 12-08-2012, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My car is 2000 Taurus SE.

Does the car require the replacement of differential oil?

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No. The Taurus is a FWD car meaning it has no separate differential.

However replacement of the transaxle fluid and filter every 30,000 miles is necessary.
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Taurus is a front wheel drive vehicle with no differential so there is no differential oil to change. However I think most on this forum would be enthusiastic to change the other fluids, engine oil, power steering fluid (acutally trans fluid), coolant, brake fluid, and transaxle.

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THE TAURUS DOES HAVE A DIFFERENTIAL, as do all other FWD cars!!!!! If it didnt, you would not be able to go around a corner without tire slip, horrible noises coming from the tires, etc. In FWD cars, the differential is integrated with the transmission, and shares its lubricant withe the trans. RWD cars have a separate differential that is serviced separately.

Remember the definition of a "differential".... it allows the driven wheels to turn at different speeds when going around a corner.
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THE TAURUS DOES HAVE A DIFFERENTIAL, as do all other FWD cars!!!!! If it didnt, you would not be able to go around a corner without tire slip, horrible noises coming from the tires, etc. In FWD cars, the differential is integrated with the transmission, and shares its lubricant withe the trans. RWD cars have a separate differential that is serviced separately.

Remember the definition of a "differential".... it allows the driven wheels to turn at different speeds when going around a corner.
Exactly, the differential is part of the transmission.

Change the tranny oil, changes the "differential" oil.
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No. The Taurus is a FWD car meaning it has no differential.

However replacement of the transaxle fluid and filter every 30,000 miles is necessary.
I don't think my car has ever been serviced transaxle fluid and filter. I need to check it later.

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I don't think my car has ever been serviced transaxle fluid and filter. I need to check it later.

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That is one of the most important things less oil changes that needs to be done on these cars. If you wan't your transaxle to last longer than 150k miles, you need to do a fluid and filter change every 30k miles. Some people have never changed it and have transmission problems at around 85k!

The fluid and filter change isn't a very hard job. Make SURE to use Mercon V ATF ONLY.
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If you aren't sure if it's been changed that would mean it's probibly not been changed. Get it done and you will have at least a little more peice of mind knowing you have fresh fluid and a clean filter.
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Taurus is a front wheel drive vehicle with no differential so there is no differential oil to change. However I think most on this forum would be enthusiastic to change the other fluids, engine oil, power steering fluid (acutally trans fluid), coolant, brake fluid, and transaxle.

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That is one of the most important things less oil changes that needs to be done on these cars. If you wan't your transaxle to last longer than 150k miles, you need to do a fluid and filter change every 30k miles. Some people have never changed it and have transmission problems at around 85k!

The fluid and filter change isn't a very hard job. Make SURE to use Mercon V ATF ONLY.
Based on your description, do you mean transmission fluid and filter change? I just got my car ATF + filter serviced(pan drop) two months ago.

I think I feel confused here
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