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Hey guys, I haven't posted here in a while since I got my 95 taurus. I was just wondering a few things. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to change the filter in the transmission. I heard somewhere that maybe I shouldn't because its never been changed but the tranny fluid looks pretty decent to me. Any suggestions on whether or not to proceed? Im trying to let this tranny live as long as possible. I currently have about 124k and I do run her pretty hard (downshifting quiet a bit). But I stay away from any types of burnouts or fast starts.

Second, how does the 1995 tranny differ in longevity as compared to the 1993 taurus tranny I had before?


And third, What is the horsepower rating on the 2000 taurus with the 3.0L vulcan. it doesn't mention it under the FAQ on this site. I was just curious. My friend has one and has been wondering. Thanks!
 

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I'd recommend changing the filter and putting new fluid in. If you want it to last, install a secondary transmission fluid cooler. They're pretty inexpensive, so it wouldn't hurt. Heat is what kills our trannys.

By 1994, the AXOD-E has received quite a bit of upgrades making the '95 model trannys better than the ones before it.

Charts stolen from a Taurus hater's site:






And I believe the '00 Taurus w/ Vulcan has 155 HP.
 

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I would NOT recommend changing the fluid and filter after 100k if it has never had a fluid change before then. That is certain to kill the transmission. I drove a 95 GL (bought new in 95) until just a few months ago when the tranny finally croaked at 183k

I had the transmission fluid swapped (sucked out and new put in) at around 70k to get rid of it downshifting into neutral at stops. When it started having more problems I was running out of things to do and so let them do a filter and fluid change - it only lasted a few weeks after that.

IMHO - Unless the fluid and filter are changed regularly, don't do it.
 
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