Originally posted by Racer X+Jan 31 2006, 01:10 AM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Racer X @ Jan 31 2006, 01:10 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-cajuncrnvic@Jan 31 2006, 12:42 AM
I am new to the site, so please excuse my "noobiness".* I was recently given a 1995 Taurus Police Package for a really good price.* The car does start and run, but the transmission is bad.* The previous owner told me that this is the third one hes went thru on this car.*
My questions are;
Does this car take a different transmission than the regular taurus?* If so, would using the wrong one have caused it to go out 3 times?
How much should a rebuilt transmission cost?* Are there any modifications that can be done to them to increase reliability?
Any recomendations in general for maintaining this car?
Thanks in advance,
Hi, and welcome to the site!
To answer your question, yes, the Police Package did use a different transmission than the regular 3.8L Taurus, and yes, using the wrong transmission will cause it to fail prematurely.
Ask me how I know. <_<
The correct transmission for your car is the AX4S with Tag # PNA-ET (1994-1995 years).
As far as upgrades, the two most worthwhile would be the steel forward piston upgrade, and the TransGo shift kit, along with the standard updates most reputable shop do as part of a standard rebuild.
General maintenance? Full tune-up is always a good place to start, and then go on to brakes, and suspension, and so on. [/b][/quote]
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