I have a 2003 Ford Taurus SES (Duratec) with about 97,000 miles on it (the last 30,000 miles have been mostly long highway miles done 8 hours at a time). I was driving a few days ago locally (I live in Jacksonville FL), and I made it about a mile from my house and my transmission died. No matter what position you put the floor shifter in, the car would not move. The engine is ok. I had it towed to the closest Ford Dealer (Mike Shad Ford), talked briefly with the service manager, and left it there, as they had no qualified mechanics around on memorial day weekend. I talked with the service manager today about what they initially say is wrong with the car, and what my options are. They say I have no line pressure at all. They said something to the effect of a seal swelled up and the pump drive was forced into the pump cover causing damage. They say the torque converter, seals, pump drive, and main control must be replaced. I am already in it for $155.79 for the diagnostic. They have quoted me a few different options. I can buy a Ford certified remanufactured transmission and the installed price is $3000.82, and this comes with a 3 year/100,000 mile warranty, which is really like saying it is about a 36,000 mile warranty. They can repair the existing damage to my own transmission for $2511.11, and that comes with a 1 year/12,000 mile warranty, and that does not include replacing the clutch discs. They can also get one from a local junk yard that specializes in Ford parts, and the final installed price on that transmission is $1891.00, and that comes with a 90 day parts warranty, and the labor is not covered. I am not new to the mechanical world, but I have never had to replace a transmission before, much less on a newer vehicle such as this one. Is there a better option? Should I go for the repair, but get them to replace the clutch discs also, or should I just get them to install the remanufactured transmission? I want to make the right move here, as this is alot of money. I told the service manager that I would mull over my options and get back with him. By the way, the junk yard folks are unable to provide the mileage on the transmission that they have, as something called the "cluster" had already been removed, so I guess that option is a big gamble. Please advise.