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Old 01-12-2013, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, I have a 2001 Taurus that had the transmission fluid come up & out of the dipstick tube. After checking through previous posts on this website, I found that our Taurus has the old vent & needs to be changed to the new vent(part # 1C3Z7034AA). Anyway, the post on this site mention getting the part for about 13 to 14 bucks. I can only find it for about 25 to 30 dollars. Does anyone have a good (and hopefully not expensive) source for Ford parts like this?
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Still unable to find a good source for Ford parts that are not so expensive. Hopefully someone will chime in soon.
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Oldad, see if your black plastic or rubber vent cap will pull up 1 click. They shouldn't be fully seated. May pull it completely off 1st, and run a pc. of baling wire or paperclip to clear it. Might click on the "search" feature up top and type in: transmission vent. A couple good threads by members rickpark and taurusrob.

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Try what Sheila said. However OEM Ford/Motorcraft parts are expensive!! Not really anywhere good to find them for less unless they are used parts off of eBay.


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Amazon has some Ford OEM parts and search the Ford site. I got some parts from a dealer in Washington with a 30%discount and they shipped to Montana.
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Hi all and thanks for the suggestions. I noticed in the reply from sheila about the black plastic or rubber vent cap & pulling it up 1 click. Does this help? Even if I get the paper-clip & clear the vent, would it be better to just go to the new vent & hose (as described in another thread on this site)?? If there is small debris in the vent, wouldn't sticking the wire in to clear it just push the stuff back into the tranny fluid, or does that small amount of dust/dirt not really matter. Thoughts??
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Oldad, there's been several instances on the forum where members have reported during other repairs, negligence, etc. the black dust cap has been inadvertently pushed all the way down blocking the venting ability of the vent. Should be fully seated, then pulled up 1 click. Clearing the vent with a wire or small screwdriver won't hurt a thing.
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