Please enter your VIN in the text box below to identify the generation, engine, transmission, and assembly plant. The following VIN decoder was specially created for the Taurus Car Club of America and will only work for the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable. Ford Fleet has a Ford VIN Decoder that contains more detailed information.
Note: You may omit the last six (6) digits of the VIN if you are concerned with privacy.
The transaxle identification code can be found on the VIN tag found on the driver's door. It will be under the "TR" section on the lower right hand corner (1986-1997) or near the middle (1998-2006). 1986-1995 models will have a 5 letter code while 1996-2006 models will have a single letter code. An example of both style VIN tags are shown below.
Only the first letter is needed to identify the transmission if the tag has a 5 letter code.
L = AX4S
X = AX4N