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post #21 of 45 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 08:45 PM
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I have not had any issues with my Ax4N (fingers crossed it stays like that)

I have used LubeGuard on an AXODE and it smoothed out harsh shifts. I would assume it could help as well on he AX4N. It has been recommended by some OEM's like SAAB and Volvo. I don't know if you can say that about Lucas?
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post #22 of 45 (permalink) Old 09-05-2014, 06:03 PM
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Thanks for sharing this information.
Another thing I noticed is the inconsistency of its overall performance. Sometimes this Sable runs
REALLY damned smooth. You cannot even feel there are gears in the transmission. You just slightly
press the gas pedal and you can feel a strong push from your back. But other times, you have to
press really hard and still the car moves very reluctantly. I cannot attribute this to weather, temperature, humidity
or driving styles, since it happened just from day to day in the same season.
^This. Does anyone else have this issue? Or is it even an issue? Sometimes I can be very light on the gas and it shifts without me knowing it. Other times I have to be harder and I can feel every shift.
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LOL been through this with the AX4N in the forum very recently as to where it fits by year .

I have had a number of Taurus's's's's's (lol) from brand new to used, probably most of them AX4N except the new 92 POS that did one tranny in under warranty and the the replacement about to go when I sold it in 96. Not one had a decent 1-2 shift except the 89 and the 92.

Odd but the current 99 since I reset the EEC awhile back seems to 1-2 much better even if I get on it(not to the floor afraid of picking up pieces). Someone posted something about re-teaching the EEC, I don't know if that is even possible.

The reverse slam is most likely as someone said on start up let the RPM drop down to 900-1000 I never get a reverse slam.

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LOL been through this with the AX4N in the forum very recently as to where it fits by year .

I have had a number of Taurus's's's's's (lol) from brand new to used, probably most of them AX4N except the new 92 POS that did one tranny in under warranty and the the replacement about to go when I sold it in 96. Not one had a decent 1-2 shift except the 89 and the 92.

Odd but the current 99 since I reset the EEC awhile back seems to 1-2 much better even if I get on it(not to the floor afraid of picking up pieces). Someone posted something about re-teaching the EEC, I don't know if that is even possible.

The reverse slam is most likely as someone said on start up let the RPM drop down to 900-1000 I never get a reverse slam.
I never drive it cold. Even after the transmission is warmed up it does it. It's more of a loud "thud" and seems to vibrate a bit while in reverse.
How do you reset the EEC?
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If you wish to try this, take off the negative battery terminal for about 10 minutes, then put it back on. It clears everything in the EEC including locked in errors.
Can;t say it will help with your reverse, seems like my 1-2 has improved but I wouldn't stake my life on it

. Apparently I read the tranny relearns from the EEC and visa versa.
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AX4**** is no better:

a) BANG: when u put from Drive to Reverse

1 -> 2 shift is delayed and jerky. If you start from stop as a grandma, RPMs around 1600 - 1700, the
1 to 2 shift jerk is little softer. Anything abobe 2k RPM is jerky.

c). if you pay attention, you can always feel the 2 -> 1 down-shift.
My 2002 Taurus does exactly that, reverse to drive it makes a hard sound and it takes time to shift from 1st to 2nd the rpm go high but then it works perfectly but it scares me.. Is this very bad?
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Sorry for hijacking the thread, but I have a question regarding whether or not a 99 'tec has a factory trans cooler. thanks.

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Sorry for hijacking the thread, but I have a question regarding whether or not a 99 'tec has a factory trans cooler. thanks.
Look under the front bumper, you'll find one or two tubes across the bottom of the rad. Usually one PS and one tranny. Tranny will have fins.

If you want to upgrade and do pick a part JY, find a Lin Cont, they have double tranny tubes and single PS all finned. Looks to be easy install.

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Transmission Cooler
Picture is not the best installation, but gives an idea. I am planning to add one but higher, in the front of electric fan, for airflow during stop-and-go traffic. On highway use is not needed.


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Ahh, that's what I thought. Thank you!

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