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Originally posted by nosho96gl@Feb 9 2004, 12:27 PM
well transmission number 2 went today. I have no forward gears at all all i have is reverse. I think i may call it quits with the bull nd buy either a subaru or VW. I have 54,000 on this trans and dont beat on the car.
Damn man, that sucks. Was there any warning of the trans failing? Good luck with a different car.
 

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if u got the time rite a distress letter to ford..
and say ur quitting buyin fords again

ya good luck with a diff car.
 

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Originally posted by nosho96gl@Feb 9 2004, 03:27 PM
well transmission number 2 went today. I have no forward gears at all all i have is reverse. I think i may call it quits with the bull nd buy either a subaru or VW. I have 54,000 on this trans and dont beat on the car.
thats the same mileage mine went on my 97. but i got it rebuilt.
 

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Originally posted by XLSuruaT@Feb 9 2004, 03:32 PM
Damn man, that sucks.
I don't know if I could say it better myself.
Of course I don't want you to quit with your Taurus, but it's not up to me. I just hope you're happy with whatever you decide to do.

-Rob
 

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I would recommend to try to find an AX4N somewhere around. Mine has 117k and still shifts nice (neglecting the thump from bad motor mounts), and from what I've seen, it's one of the best trannies Ford puts in our cars (ha, so hard to compete with the AX4S)
 
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Sorry to hear that
The Gen 4 Tranny is MUCH better (I had a Gen 3). If you're willing to give the Taurus another shot, I would recommend looking at Gen 4's. I beat on mine a lot more than I should and *knocks on wood* it is still rock solid.
Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
You have put a lot of time, effort and money into your car, it would sadden a lot of us to see it go.


Best regards.
 

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That does start a good discussion, sorry to jack the thread, but I am looking at a addt'l cooler for my tranny. Also considering a shift kit to firm it up a bit, feels like a damn rubber band swapping gears for me. Whats the consensus on helping the stock tranny w/o a full rebuild w/ better parts? What has been done and found successful, other than the cooler itself.
 
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Originally posted by acreature@Feb 9 2004, 09:34 PM
That does start a good discussion, sorry to jack the thread, but I am looking at a addt'l cooler for my tranny. Also considering a shift kit to firm it up a bit, feels like a damn rubber band swapping gears for me. Whats the consensus on helping the stock tranny w/o a full rebuild w/ better parts? What has been done and found successful, other than the cooler itself.
That is a good point... I would like to add a cooler or something as preventative maintenance to my car as well.
 

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ok ill do my best im a lottle drunk. i have an ax4n with 95,000 aproximantley i had it rebuilt at 41k and it blew again no warning i have no d 1st or od im waitnin for call tommorow to find out what ill do i hav so much in the car and dont want to get rid of it \
 

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I thought you wanted to upgrade, not downgrade after the Taurus.
Don't get a VW if you hate transmissions. It will make you miss your Taurus. Trust me.

Scoobies are alright cars, but still not the greatest thing in the world. What about Volvo? Perhaps Mazda? The Mazda 3 is a very nice car, and for under $20K you can't complain with what you get.
 
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scion tc baby...SCION!!!!

Thats going to be my next car since it looks good and I can't afford anything else.
 

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Originally posted by Majisto@Feb 10 2004, 02:23 PM
I thought you wanted to upgrade, not downgrade after the Taurus.
Don't get a VW if you hate transmissions. It will make you miss your Taurus. Trust me.

Scoobies are alright cars, but still not the greatest thing in the world. What about Volvo? Perhaps Mazda? The Mazda 3 is a very nice car, and for under $20K you can't complain with what you get.
ive drivin a few jettas vr6 and 1.8t and have liked them i was considering a scion xb but dont want to wait. i just got a call from the tranny shop and the hink its the tourqe converter so thats not to bad all i knwo is my car will be gone in the next few month i think.
 
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Yeah, mazda6's are also great cars...dont know if they have fixed the rusting problem though.
I'd still buy one if I had the $$$.
 

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Originally posted by fordbidden dreams@Feb 10 2004, 02:07 PM
yo drop the bull and get a vw, you wont be sorry. you know you wont one
Volkswagen is actually worse than Ford (J.D. Powers).

If you want a quality German car, get a BMW.

The only problem with this is that BMW tends to stand for Big Money Wasted (actually, it stands for Bavarian Motor Works).

They're actually reliable and high quality cars. But when something does go wrong, expect a really expensive repair bill, hence the amusing acronym. - Reinhart
 

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Originally posted by MySablesNameIsBruce+Feb 10 2004, 04:47 PM-->QUOTE (MySablesNameIsBruce @ Feb 10 2004, 04:47 PM)
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@Feb 10 2004, 02:56 PM
silly toyotas 


Mazda6 all the way! 
agreed!!!! [/b]
Unless it's a Celica, a Supra, or just about anything Lexus. - Reinhart
 
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