the side pan says axod and the used trans I am considering buying says the same and it's a 02 also.Now, get me if I'm wrong, but the 02 model shouldnt have an AXOD, but a AX4N or something else. As far as differences go, all I know is that the AX4N is computer controlled. Anything on a newer model would be computer controlled, you can watch input and output shaft speeds with a good scanner to see if you really have any slip. Your message is incredibly vague. BTW, the only band in the AX4N transmission is the OD band and it doesnt have any adjustment. Read your second sentence and think of a good way to re-word it so we can all understand it. Also, post your symptoms that you are experiencing. Just for fun: if you ever change the fluid in one of these, use Mercon V. Let us know whats up.
184 k isnt bad on the trans, right? not paying for a rebuildThere are bands, but they are not considered adjustable. The adjustments are meant to be a one time deal the first time they bands are installed. If you adjust them tighter, they can break. By the time they start slipping they are in need or replacement, not adjustment.
I guess the AXOD was used well beyonds its time. Sorry you have one of the rare Taurus' that has one after 1996. I would rather rebuilt the old one than mess with a swap though.
I agree, he said he can do it in a day no problem?I have a friend that did it in the driveway with jacks, stands, 6x4's and cinderblocks. I thought he was crazy, took him hours just to get the car, engine, and transmission to right positions. The whole thing was a two 12 hour days job in the end.
It is doable, but for 250$ I wouldn't.