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Year
2000
Make
Ford
Model
Taurus
Color
Gold
Packages
SES with optional 3.0L DOHC Duratec.
History
2000 Taurus SES. This "Gen 4" has the optional 3.0L DOHC Duratec. Use Michelin Defender P215/60R16 tires. Using 5.5 Qts 5W-30 Castrol GTX oil and FRAM ToughGuard TG2 filter every 4k miles (lots of short trips and it's hot as haddes almost year round down here in South FL).

Note that the tranny required a $3500 rebuild at ~38k miles due to what a local tranny shop said was a failed torque converter. They said pieces had been flaking off the inside of the converter and that also also plugged the radiator tranny cooler. Note that the symptom was that suddenly one day the car lost drive, and once on the side of the road the center console shifte would not engage any gear. The shifter cable was 100% and proper fluid level was always maintained. In retrospect, I wonder if only the torque converter sensor (TCC) on the top of the tranny failed. Do yourself a favor and take it to the Ford garage for tranny work (where their test equipment can test for all trans sensors including TCC). I now complete flush that tranny every 30k miles.
2000 Ford Taurus (Gold)

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