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We just bought a 2004 Taurus. We understand that the transmission on the newer Taurus' learns how you drive. How do we reset it so that the previous owners codes are no longer used?
 

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Remove the negative terminal from the battery and let the car sit for about an hour. Then, replace the cable for the battery, and go out and drive like you want the car to drive. For instance, if you want the car to hold gears longer, accelerate longer in each gear.

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These things actually learn how we drive? (I have an 05)

I did put 10000 miles on my Taurus, so hopefully it learned how I drive, all I know about mine is it drives beautifully :)
 

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It adapts to what you're asking the car to do...like if you're driving slowly around town, it will shift slowly and smoothly. If you're asking more of it, it will shift firmer and quicker. Of course, on a stock tune, "firmer" and "quicker" can be relative terms :lol2:
 

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Remove the negative terminal from the battery and let the car sit for about an hour. Then, replace the cable for the battery, and go out and drive like you want the car to drive. For instance, if you want the car to hold gears longer, accelerate longer in each gear.

JR
I just bought a 2002 Taurus and it was driving fine all day and now it falls out of gear and now it wont engage any of the gears. Would this trick help and if so what should I do to prevent from happening again?
 

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The memory only effects shift points. Any other problems first thing is to check fluid.Hot idling on VERY flat pavement, hot is in ~20 miles of driving. Low or high fluid levels cause lots of problems.
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^^^^ That would be my guess.
 
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