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I thought it would be interesting (maybe even reassuring?) to find who has a post 96 Taurus with really BIG MILES without major tranmission problems. Anyone out there like to share their "good news" stories? And what was YOUR secret in getting so many miles out of your car?
 

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my 96 GL with 131000.
I have had it since 121 k miles. so dont know much abt the history. My taurii was in OH since birth.. so may be the colder weather helped..
But i am s*** scared abt the tranny
 

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94Gl bought with 14 miles on it. at 36K put cooler and inline spin on filter. quit at 246K


Sorry thought you said pre 96 or maybe I jsut wanted to brag
 

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1997 Sable (AX4N trans) with 140,000+ miles. No transmission problems at all.

Regualar routine maintainence, flush fluid & changed filter every 30,000 miles. Usually used Castrol or Motorcraft Mercon/Dexron III.
 

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There was a 1996 SHO for sale once and it had almost almost 400,000 miles. (It was at 398,000 IIRC.) I asked if it was the original tranny and the guy said yes.

My old SE Sport had just over 70,000 on it and the transmission had no problems.

My 01 is going strong, too.
 

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96 GL Vulcan, 175,000 with no maintenance aside from fluid/filter changes. Original cooler and all. Bought the car new. The torque converter has started to stall around corners, but nothing critical yet.

~~Maverick~~
 

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well, mine werent in taurus's, but they might set some high standards.

my 92 explorer had 260,000 miles when the tranny went poo-ey. never had any problems before then, original tranny, fluid was only changed once, my family was the only owner of the vehicle.

my dads 80's model(cant remember the year) bronco had 325,000+ miles whe nhe sold it. original everything, including tranny. the only big problem he had with that vehicle was the timing belt, which broke on the drive to trade the truck in
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sa for my 2003 taurus, im only at a modest 10,000 miles, so ive got some ways to go
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edit, didnt see the "post 96"
as for those years, my 97 explorer has 170,000, all original and runnin strong.
 

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Where's brucie?

That thing has 160k ('98) and keeps going.
 

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Mine has 111,300 miles on it all original except the fluid. Shifts the same as the day I got it at 59,738 miles. I added the biggest tranny cooler that Discount had to it.
 

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97,300 and no tranny problems to speak of. (knock on wood.)


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108k ... AX4N tranny crapped at 86k .... I know I didn't help it along at all...

Anything past 75,000 miles with an OEM tranny is a ticking time bomb IMHO
 

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My 1999 SE has 66,000 miles on her so far. I have had it since 24,000 and just changed the tranny fluid & filter for the first time at 60,000.
I hope that I did not wait too long to do that...

Anywho, been great so far
. Here's to another uneventful 66,000 miles...
 
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Here's brucey!! My 1998 sable (as stated) has almost 160k on it (158,990 to be exact) the original tranny/engine, everything.. I haven't had any problems with my trans *knock on wood* I've only had scheduled maintence done to my car. And i seriously don't think that it's going to go any time soon. And my car is driven hard! I love it. My baby's never going to die. **don't die on me bruce!!**
 

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83k AX4N, just had the transmission flushed - no shavings in filter, no excessive discoloration of fluid. Will probably upgrade the transmission radiator to a stacked late soon.
 

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I'm so glad I posted this topic - doesn't everyone feel that much better now!? I certainly do. I'm just about to begin a 3000 mile road trip vacation with my wife and twin 5 year old sons (
) and my 96 Taurus has about 90,000 miles on the clock. We are leaving Sydney for Melbourne in about one hour and driving all the way to the South Australian border over the next three weeks. South west of Melbourne we wil be driving for two days down The Great Ocean Road which is really very similar to Highway 101 between LA and SF (which I have also had the great pleasure to have driven! - fantastic). Wish us luck guys!
 

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mine just ended at 152000...being rebuilt right now....
 

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So am I the record for shortest???
2000 SEL died at 41,000 miles.
I had the trancooler put on at 10,000 miles with a complete fluid change. Did another complete fluid change at 32,000 miles and a filter change. I had an electrical failure in the tranny not a mechanical like most.

I am waiting to someday hopefully see a new corvette with run-flat tires, with a flat tire sitting on the side of the road. Then maybe I won't feel so bad about all the preventive maintanence and blowing a tranny.
 

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My mom had a 1997 grand caravan, I know its not a taurus, but we blew a tranny at 22,000, so, If anyone blew one before that, you have my condolences.
 
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