Well fellas, I guess I've come to that crossroads that every Taurus owner dreads. At 110,xxx miles, the AXOD Metric didn't want to shift into second. The motor revved real high, and after it dropped back down to about 1,000 RPM's it went, slowly, into second.
What are all the parts needed for a strong rebuild on the AXOD? Steel 1-2 shift piston, bored valve bodies, etc?
I'm going to try and get under the car later on today to see if there is any discernable culprits.
Arghhh. Not cool.