How much did everyone in the club pay for a new transmission the ones that had to get it fixed.....How bad was it too... the guy said mine is completely shot and thought he could salvage some of it but he has to put new parts in.
I have heard of people having good results with a rebuild that includes a shift kit so they're "beefed up" a bit to make it hold out longer. Sorry I don't know of an exact cost though. They seem to range anywhere from $800-3000. Just depends where you go and soforth. I've heard good things about Aamco for the most part. They supposedly do good work at a reasonable price, but sometimes at the expense of customer service. Hope this helps.
I have not had to get a tranny for my 97Taurus thank God, but my old 94 Altima had a rebuilt done for $2700 (canadian) and it only lasted a year. I would never do that again. If you plan to keep the car go ahead and rebuild but if you want it for the short term or just to trade in, get one from the wreckers.
When my transmission casing cracked (differential bearing letting go leading to eventual failure); it was 11000AUD for a new one; 8000AUD for a rebuilt one; there were no salvageable parts from the transmission.
I ended up getting a transmission from the junk yard for 1000AUD and it turned out pretty good. I was rummaging around the car and I found the owners manual with the owners details. So I called them and asked about the transmission in their car. It was rebuilt 1000kms before the car was wrecked (it hit a kangaroo), so I was lucky.
Oh and so you guys have some perspective, my car is worth 9000AUD.
I'm on the high end of the scale, but I'm getting my transmission rebuilt (it's fine and works great AX4N) with a shift kit, LSD, new Torque converter (welded and high speed), tranny cooler, synthetic fluid, and labor to install it, for $3600.
More of a performance base upgrade more than a necessity.
You didn't mention how much you're going to have to pay to get it done. I just did a quick look through on the local craigslist.com and there's lots of 95-99 Taurus's going for $1400-$2500. There's even a 95 in there with 85k, a new transmission and only $1800.
At a certain point, it does become time to cut your losses.
My lovely AXOD blew last september. A day after the warranty on the transmission expired. Just got the sucka rebuilt. 1200 dollars if i remember right. Left my grandparents, and when it went for 2nd gear it blew. Thats one scary sound i must say. No gears worked after that so it apperantly threw a grenade at itself.
It still has its former ways of odd rough shifting sometimes. Even more so oddly my speedo is dead till about 25-30 mph, depending on how hard i accelerate, and the transmission doesnt know what to do with its self at times. It'll shift hard from 1st-2nd, start off in 2nd, or skip around at the shift point like it cant make up its mind. Gives my car character though. A.D.D.
not sure on how much im paying yet i told him just fix what needed to be fixed including the parts for the engine. from the accident i had from the lady backing into me she could have said i rearended her but thankfully she admitteded to my insurance company she backed into me since she did damage to my front end almost 1300 dollars ive been saving my pennies :lol2: so most of the 1300 goes to the tranny and then i have more money for the rest of the cost.
okay update on the transmission i guess when he was cleaning the inside of the case the inside shattered is that possible?? Also he said he cant find another case because the case he ordered didnt fit my engine i thought all the cases fit..is there a different setup for the 3.8 and sho's imho i think hes talking smack...
Did anyone have just the forward clutch piston replaced?These usually crack on the axod's and you sometimes seem like your in neutral after stopping for a light.I found a police package taurus in good shape other than this problem and want to know how much to fix it.