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Old 09-15-2007, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently bought a 1998 Taurus. The guy I bought it from said he just put a new motor in it with 10k miles. I don't know if that included the tranny. I doubt it because it is slipping. It really only slips when it's cold during the first 10-15 minutes of driving. The odometer shows 144500 miles so I am amsuming that is what the tranny has on it. I've checked the fluid and it is at the right level and looks to be clean. I want to try one of those cans of oil that is supposed to reduce trans slipping. I need to take out about a quart of fluid. I don't see a drain plug. I really don't want to drop the pan right now. Is there anything else I can do to get a little more life out of this thing? Thanks guys.
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Install an aux trans cooler. That'll help a lot.

Those "miracles" in a can don't usually work. You can try it, but just be warned that it could make it worse.

Our trans don't have drain plugs. You can try disconnecting the trans cooler line at the radiator and drain a quart out that way.
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Install an aux trans cooler. That'll help a lot.

Those "miracles" in a can don't usually work. You can try it, but just be warned that it could make it worse.

Our trans don't have drain plugs. You can try disconnecting the trans cooler line at the radiator and drain a quart out that way.
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The funny thing is, the trans only slips when it is cold with in the first 10-15 minutes of driving. I don't think an oil cooler would do anything.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mine slips in 4th when it warms up and I have 155,099 miles.So you say a transmission cooler would help?
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You could try some Lucas transmission fix,check their website.
If you can get a larger sryinge or baster with a hose to put in your trans dipstick tube you should be able to pull out some fluid.
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You could try some Lucas transmission fix,check their website.
If you can get a larger sryinge or baster with a hose to put in your trans dipstick tube you should be able to pull out some fluid.
Good luck.
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Lucas transmission fix is a thicker fluid, and it will only give you false hopes...I HIGHLY advise against it. If it's slipping, take the time to test the torque converter first. I know I've posted on how to test the TC before, so let me know if you can't find it and I will spew out the testing procedure.
Once you know if your tc is good or not, then you can start some non-intrusive trans testing, which I can show you once we know if your TC is shot.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You could try some Lucas transmission fix,check their website.
If you can get a larger sryinge or baster with a hose to put in your trans dipstick tube you should be able to pull out some fluid.
Good luck.
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Lucas transmission fix is a thicker fluid, and it will only give you false hopes...I HIGHLY advise against it. If it's slipping, take the time to test the torque converter first. I know I've posted on how to test the TC before, so let me know if you can't find it and I will spew out the testing procedure.
Once you know if your tc is good or not, then you can start some non-intrusive trans testing, which I can show you once we know if your TC is shot.
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I was going to say the same thing about the TC..mine is going bad (mine slips in between 1st and 2nd)..my pump is also bad, and no codes pulled (obviously)
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Old 11-03-2007, 02:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Is it possible that BigJack is experiencing a not locked up torque coverter? Or is it just that cold - when it's below 0, my trans does not transmit any power at all until it warms up.
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Was listening to an auto talk show on radio and the topic of Ford Explorer transmissions came up and why so many shift funny and slip. One of the techs said he has found many people incorrectly add or use Mercon when it calls for Mercon V. I have used a hand siphon with plastic tubing down the trans fill tube and you can almost empty the pan if you wish, or just a quart. I don't think trying the trans fix in a can would hurt anything, but if the symptoms are when cold, may get worse with winter on the way.

I think the best thing would be to drop the pan, change the filter and fluid, then you could see condition of the pan, whether there are metal filings, etc. The transmission or transaxle is a known weak spot of the Taurus. If you try the "fix in a can", then pan drop, fluid, and filter change, and it still slips there is probably mechanical damage to the internal trans.

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