I didn't do the work. The tranny needs to come pout and the gears and chain are behind the TC. Only one gear and the chain are needed. The '96 Windstar has the gearset you need.
Originally posted by mobiuslogic@Feb 1 2004, 03:57 AM
Haynes Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable Repair Manual 1996-2001; page 7-1
Now for all that in english.These models use one of two electronic 4-speed automatic transaxles; the AX4N and the AX4S.... To identify which transaxles is in your vehicle, look on the identification tag attacted to the top of the bellhousing....The end cover and the oil pan on some transaxles are stamped AXOD, which is an older name for the AX4S; the two are identical. (I have a 2000 and mine even says AXOD)
Shifting on these transaxles is controlled electronically. Utilizing data from the network of information sensors, the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) determines the best shift point for the particular driving situation. Shifts occur when the PCM grounds the electronic shift solenoids inside the transmission. No vacuum controls, TV cables, or other mechanical devices are employed.
Where? I looked on their website and didn't see anything for the taurus.Originally posted by the_spy_guy@Feb 1 2004, 10:32 PM
as for electronic control.....level ten performance has a module you plug in to get tiptronic control
I said that. Also Crazy, 1/0 is binary for ON/OFF.The 3 shift solenoids function in the 1/0 position to achieve all 5 gears 1-4 + R[/b]
I said that was an example that chart doesn't mean anything.Originally posted by Crazy_Brys_Auto@Feb 2 2004, 07:30 PM
OK, I understand the chart and what i need to do now.
What about reverse engagement...
1st gear 1 0 1
2nd gear 1 0 0
3rd gear 1 1 0
4th gear 0 1 0
is it another combination of the chart above.
And Pat, when your speed sensor went out, did the speedo stop working?
You don't believe me that messing witht he solenoids won't work?Originally posted by Crazy_Brys_Auto@Feb 4 2004, 06:58 AM
OK, let me see if I got this right...by theory.
If I hook up 2 way toggles yto the ssa, ans ssb solinoids (I wont bothere with 3rd and 4th gear), I would have to disconect the cable going to to the ssa solinoid, because I would still have the VSS sending a signal to the PMC, telling the trans that I was going above "the calibrated maximum speed". So If the SSA solinoid was completely disconected from the PCM, I would be able to just toggle between ON and OFF to obtain 1st, 2nd, 1st, 2nd (ect.) shifting (toggling between off for 1st and on for 2nd). If I left the PCM conected to the ssa solinoid, it would remain in the ON position (for second gear) untill I dropped below 24 MPH (calibrated speed)
So did I understand it right?