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I think I caused this, not sure. I just got the car, I wanted to see if the brakes were dragging. I went down rt 84 mountain, maintained 70 mph after putting it in neutral, slowed to around 50 and put it back in drive. When I got home 5 miles later, the fluid was pouring out. Looks to be between engine and trans, I am assuming the seal?? I have been putting stop leak in, if I go a couple miles and back, not a drip. If I go 10 miles, then it starts to pour out. What are the steps to replace the seal? I am assuming it's a big job, please help, thank you.
 

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2 things.
#1, DO NOT USE STOP LEAK. It swells the seals, and destroys them.
#2, Drain and change the fluid, replace filter, and see if your problem goes away, if not, you are looking at new pump seal.

If you do not fix this soon, it will destroy the sun gear bushing, and the sun gear, and you will have a rebuild in your future.
 

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QUOTE (brokie @ May 31 2010, 08:02 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808187
2 things.
#1, DO NOT USE STOP LEAK. It swells the seals, and destroys them.
#2, Drain and change the fluid, replace filter, and see if your problem goes away, if not, you are looking at new pump seal.

If you do not fix this soon, it will destroy the sun gear bushing, and the sun gear, and you will have a rebuild in your future.[/b]
I did change all the fluid, but can you tell me about the filter? Do you mean the screen if I were to drop the pan? Thank you for your help
 

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QUOTE (tomfitzy @ May 31 2010, 09:01 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808205
QUOTE (brokie @ May 31 2010, 08:02 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808187
2 things.
#1, DO NOT USE STOP LEAK. It swells the seals, and destroys them.
#2, Drain and change the fluid, replace filter, and see if your problem goes away, if not, you are looking at new pump seal.

If you do not fix this soon, it will destroy the sun gear bushing, and the sun gear, and you will have a rebuild in your future.[/b]
I did change all the fluid, but can you tell me about the filter? Do you mean the screen if I were to drop the pan? Thank you for your help
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ok, I researched it and see that the filter is what I thought would be a screen. Should I still replace it? Do you think it being clogged is causing the leak due to pressure build up?
 

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Mine has this problem also. The stator bearing (inside torque converter) is worn and allows too much fluid to go past. The fluid only has a small drain hole, so it builds up pressure behind the torque converter seal. It only happens when the fluid gets hot(and thinner). I strapped a pan underneath for now, but I'm going to rebuild it soon. You can just replace the bearing and seal for about $10 in parts, but the tranny has to come out. Here's the link to my post:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...c=79905&hl=
 

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QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ May 31 2010, 09:11 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808222
Mine has this problem also. The stator bearing (inside torque converter) is worn and allows too much fluid to go past. The fluid only has a small drain hole, so it builds up pressure behind the torque converter seal.[/b]
That was my first thought too. And I agree you might have caused this by the 70mph in neutral (idle) down the mountain thing, (not positive) but maybe the bearing wasn't getting enough lubrication idling at 70mph.
 

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QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ May 31 2010, 10:11 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808222
Mine has this problem also. The stator bearing (inside torque converter) is worn and allows too much fluid to go past. The fluid only has a small drain hole, so it builds up pressure behind the torque converter seal. It only happens when the fluid gets hot(and thinner). I strapped a pan underneath for now, but I'm going to rebuild it soon. You can just replace the bearing and seal for about $10 in parts, but the tranny has to come out. Here's the link to my post:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...c=79905&hl=[/b]
Is there anyway to get step by step procedures for doing this job? Thanks a lot.
 

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QUOTE (mt_goat @ Jun 1 2010, 09:48 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808351
QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ May 31 2010, 09:11 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808222
Mine has this problem also. The stator bearing (inside torque converter) is worn and allows too much fluid to go past. The fluid only has a small drain hole, so it builds up pressure behind the torque converter seal.[/b]
That was my first thought too. And I agree you might have caused this by the 70mph in neutral (idle) down the mountain thing, (not positive) but maybe the bearing wasn't getting enough lubrication idling at 70mph.
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I idled for less than 30 seconds, too much coincidence if you ask me, it had to of damaged something.
 

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QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 1 2010, 03:33 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808429
QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ May 31 2010, 10:11 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808222
Mine has this problem also. The stator bearing (inside torque converter) is worn and allows too much fluid to go past. The fluid only has a small drain hole, so it builds up pressure behind the torque converter seal. It only happens when the fluid gets hot(and thinner). I strapped a pan underneath for now, but I'm going to rebuild it soon. You can just replace the bearing and seal for about $10 in parts, but the tranny has to come out. Here's the link to my post:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...c=79905&hl=[/b]
Is there anyway to get step by step procedures for doing this job? Thanks a lot.
[/b][/quote]

Here's a detailed post on doing the job:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...62749&st=25
 

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QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ Jun 1 2010, 07:14 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808465
QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 1 2010, 03:33 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808429
QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ May 31 2010, 10:11 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808222
Mine has this problem also. The stator bearing (inside torque converter) is worn and allows too much fluid to go past. The fluid only has a small drain hole, so it builds up pressure behind the torque converter seal. It only happens when the fluid gets hot(and thinner). I strapped a pan underneath for now, but I'm going to rebuild it soon. You can just replace the bearing and seal for about $10 in parts, but the tranny has to come out. Here's the link to my post:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...c=79905&hl=[/b]
Is there anyway to get step by step procedures for doing this job? Thanks a lot.
[/b][/quote]

Here's a detailed post on doing the job:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...62749&st=25
[/b][/quote]
Thank you very much. I know now that there is no way I can do all that, so either I pay a shop or get rid of the car.
 

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QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 1 2010, 07:41 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808473
QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ Jun 1 2010, 07:14 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808465
QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 1 2010, 03:33 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808429
QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ May 31 2010, 10:11 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808222
Mine has this problem also. The stator bearing (inside torque converter) is worn and allows too much fluid to go past. The fluid only has a small drain hole, so it builds up pressure behind the torque converter seal. It only happens when the fluid gets hot(and thinner). I strapped a pan underneath for now, but I'm going to rebuild it soon. You can just replace the bearing and seal for about $10 in parts, but the tranny has to come out. Here's the link to my post:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...c=79905&hl=[/b]
Is there anyway to get step by step procedures for doing this job? Thanks a lot.
[/b][/quote]

Here's a detailed post on doing the job:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...62749&st=25
[/b][/quote]
Thank you very much. I know now that there is no way I can do all that, so either I pay a shop or get rid of the car.
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They want 2000 to rebuild it, forget it.
 

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QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 3 2010, 08:19 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=809089
QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 1 2010, 07:41 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808473
QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ Jun 1 2010, 07:14 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808465
QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 1 2010, 03:33 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808429
QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ May 31 2010, 10:11 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808222
Mine has this problem also. The stator bearing (inside torque converter) is worn and allows too much fluid to go past. The fluid only has a small drain hole, so it builds up pressure behind the torque converter seal. It only happens when the fluid gets hot(and thinner). I strapped a pan underneath for now, but I'm going to rebuild it soon. You can just replace the bearing and seal for about $10 in parts, but the tranny has to come out. Here's the link to my post:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...c=79905&hl=[/b]
Is there anyway to get step by step procedures for doing this job? Thanks a lot.
[/b][/quote]

Here's a detailed post on doing the job:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...62749&st=25
[/b][/quote]
Thank you very much. I know now that there is no way I can do all that, so either I pay a shop or get rid of the car.
[/b][/quote]
They want 2000 to rebuild it, forget it.
[/b][/quote]
If the rest of the car is OK it may not be a bad investment.
 

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QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ Jun 3 2010, 09:54 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=809100
QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 3 2010, 08:19 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=809089
QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 1 2010, 07:41 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808473
QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ Jun 1 2010, 07:14 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808465
QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 1 2010, 03:33 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808429
QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ May 31 2010, 10:11 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808222
Mine has this problem also. The stator bearing (inside torque converter) is worn and allows too much fluid to go past. The fluid only has a small drain hole, so it builds up pressure behind the torque converter seal. It only happens when the fluid gets hot(and thinner). I strapped a pan underneath for now, but I'm going to rebuild it soon. You can just replace the bearing and seal for about $10 in parts, but the tranny has to come out. Here's the link to my post:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...c=79905&hl=[/b]
Is there anyway to get step by step procedures for doing this job? Thanks a lot.
[/b][/quote]

Here's a detailed post on doing the job:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...62749&st=25
[/b][/quote]
Thank you very much. I know now that there is no way I can do all that, so either I pay a shop or get rid of the car.
[/b][/quote]
They want 2000 to rebuild it, forget it.
[/b][/quote]
If the rest of the car is OK it may not be a bad investment.
[/b][/quote]

shop around i have heard of rebuild costs as low as 1300 bucks. Ether way i agree if there is little rust and low mileage why not?
 

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QUOTE (TAURUSGLV6 @ Jun 4 2010, 01:20 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=809171
QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ Jun 3 2010, 09:54 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=809100
QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 3 2010, 08:19 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=809089
QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 1 2010, 07:41 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808473
QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ Jun 1 2010, 07:14 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808465
QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 1 2010, 03:33 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808429
QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ May 31 2010, 10:11 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808222
Mine has this problem also. The stator bearing (inside torque converter) is worn and allows too much fluid to go past. The fluid only has a small drain hole, so it builds up pressure behind the torque converter seal. It only happens when the fluid gets hot(and thinner). I strapped a pan underneath for now, but I'm going to rebuild it soon. You can just replace the bearing and seal for about $10 in parts, but the tranny has to come out. Here's the link to my post:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...c=79905&hl=[/b]
Is there anyway to get step by step procedures for doing this job? Thanks a lot.
[/b][/quote]

Here's a detailed post on doing the job:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...62749&st=25
[/b][/quote]
Thank you very much. I know now that there is no way I can do all that, so either I pay a shop or get rid of the car.
[/b][/quote]
They want 2000 to rebuild it, forget it.
[/b][/quote]
If the rest of the car is OK it may not be a bad investment.
[/b][/quote]

shop around i have heard of rebuild costs as low as 1300 bucks. Ether way i agree if there is little rust and low mileage why not?
[/b][/quote]
There is 111,000 on it. I don't know what to do.
 

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QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 4 2010, 04:19 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=809341
QUOTE (TAURUSGLV6 @ Jun 4 2010, 01:20 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=809171
QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ Jun 3 2010, 09:54 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=809100
QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 3 2010, 08:19 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=809089
QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 1 2010, 07:41 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808473
QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ Jun 1 2010, 07:14 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808465
QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 1 2010, 03:33 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808429
QUOTE (2000_Gold_Taurus @ May 31 2010, 10:11 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=808222
Mine has this problem also. The stator bearing (inside torque converter) is worn and allows too much fluid to go past. The fluid only has a small drain hole, so it builds up pressure behind the torque converter seal. It only happens when the fluid gets hot(and thinner). I strapped a pan underneath for now, but I'm going to rebuild it soon. You can just replace the bearing and seal for about $10 in parts, but the tranny has to come out. Here's the link to my post:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...c=79905&hl=[/b]
Is there anyway to get step by step procedures for doing this job? Thanks a lot.
[/b][/quote]

Here's a detailed post on doing the job:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...62749&st=25
[/b][/quote]
Thank you very much. I know now that there is no way I can do all that, so either I pay a shop or get rid of the car.
[/b][/quote]
They want 2000 to rebuild it, forget it.
[/b][/quote]
If the rest of the car is OK it may not be a bad investment.
[/b][/quote]

shop around i have heard of rebuild costs as low as 1300 bucks. Ether way i agree if there is little rust and low mileage why not?
[/b][/quote]
There is 111,000 on it. I don't know what to do.
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If the engine is not burning much oil and has not given you any issues plus the other parts of the car are ok then do it. 110k isnt a low miles car but it isnt a really high one not with todays car engines. now if you said 200k then i would say maybe its time to part it out. There has been other people on this forum that have invested transmission work ether themselves or a shop with bulls that have much more mileage.
 

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QUOTE (tomfitzy @ Jun 4 2010, 04:19 PM)
Is there anyway to get step by step procedures for doing this job? Thanks a lot.
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Here's a detailed post on doing the job:
http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...62749&st=25
[/b][/quote]
Thank you very much. I know now that there is no way I can do all that, so either I pay a shop or get rid of the car.
[/b][/quote]
They want 2000 to rebuild it, forget it.
[/b][/quote]
If the rest of the car is OK it may not be a bad investment.
[/b][/quote]
I am unsure what to do, it also gets poor gas mileage, only 18highway about 12 city. I believe it should be 27/22

shop around i have heard of rebuild costs as low as 1300 bucks. Ether way i agree if there is little rust and low mileage why not?
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There is 111,000 on it. I don't know what to do.
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If the engine is not burning much oil and has not given you any issues plus the other parts of the car are ok then do it. 110k isnt a low miles car but it isnt a really high one not with todays car engines. now if you said 200k then i would say maybe its time to part it out. There has been other people on this forum that have invested transmission work ether themselves or a shop with bulls that have much more mileage.[/QUOTE]
 
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