Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Omaha, nebraska
Drives: 1998 LX black Vulcan
1997 SE black Vulcan
gone to heaven:89 wagon,90 seda
Rep Power: 27
In the 6 Taurus i have had, i never had a trannie completely die. But, i baby the cars
and don't mash the gas to get up to speed. My 93 would hunt between gears under
certain conditions, but i don't think that was a trannie issue and some sort of
PCM/Sensor issue. It got junked for crashes, not the trannie. 210K.
My 97 AX4N sometimes has delayed reverse engagement, but its more a annoyance
than any kind of real issue.
I think if you drive aggressively, your trannie life is shortening accordingly. If you ever
lose TC lock-up and you keep driving it, it will be like a roast in a slow cooker and
eventually it will be done...
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