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Diving into the Ford Taurus abyss.. Err, my introduction

Hello all. This forum appears to be a good go-to for all things Taurus.

Just a little about me. I am a Honda guy (I know, boo ), but I also maintain a 2006 Ford Five Hundred (yea! ) SEL with the Asian six-speed tranny as well. It is my daughter's daily driver (and used to be my mother's car - who put a lot of highway miles on it first - lots of casino trips, you know...). With over 230K on it, it needs some TLC and this place appears to be able to help. And who knows, maybe I can pass it forward with experience and advice down the road as well.
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On the downside, help for our bastardized stepchildren of Ford, it can be hard to find help (anywhere on the internet). Even on this forum.

I have the sister to your Ford Five Hundred, the Mercury Montego AWD, and it also shared the assembly line with the Ford Freestyle. And your car is not really a Gen 4, and its also not really a gen 5. Its a gen 4.5. I am not familiar with the tranny you have, but I have the CVT in my Montego. And support, in general, for this tranny is minimal at best. You have a Gen 5 body, with a Gen 4 Engine, and a hybrid of everything else. Technically speaking, our car was only made for 3 years, so even junkyarding parts can be a challenge.

So as you read thru the sections and searching for help, look for tell tale things to confirm it really is for your 4.5

Again, welcome!

Brian - Carpe Diem

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2004 GMC Envoy XUV 182k
2001 Pontiac Aztek GT AWD 120K

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