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Hi folks, I'm a first-time poster. I'm also a mechanical idiot, so I'm directing this query to those of you who might be able to help.

I have a 1994 Taurus GL 4 door sedan with a 3.0 Liter V6 and an automatic tranmission. I just learned that the transmission needs to be replaced and was quoted $1,200 to $1,500 by a transmission shop. Ouch!

I also learned I can have it replaced elsewhere for about half that price. However, that shop says there are two different transmissions I could have, and they have only one kind in stock. He said one possibility is a 4X and one is an XO (though these names don't jive with the descriptions of trannys found on this site).

Is there an easy way for me to tell what kind of tranny I have, either from the VIN or by looking under the hood? Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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get under car and look at transmission pan if it says axod you have a ax4n/axod-e transmission

the other transmission is a ax4s



ax4n is no syncro
ax4s syncro
 

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Originally posted by Qwertz9586@Mar 2 2004, 08:59 PM
Yeah, it's the AXOD-E. The AX4N wasn't used until '96.
Wrong. My '95 Vulcan has one, stock.
 

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Originally posted by tflander2003@Mar 4 2004, 07:54 PM
the axod and ax4n is the same transmission
the ax4s is the odd ball
other way around the axod(-e) =ax4s and the ax4n is the odd ball because of the fact that it is a nonsynchronous 4 speed automatic with O/d whereas the axod(-e) and ax4s are both synchronous transmissions.
 

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AX4N and AX4S are just descriptors folks. Each year and engine combo got an actual model number, ie. my 1993 Taurus Police Package is supposed to have an AX4S model PNA-EM transmission. The idiot who owned it before me put in an AX4S model PNA-EH, and now it has no TC lockup because of the dissimilarities.

Oh btw...

Wobbleboard, your transmission tag is either an AX4S model PNA-EP or an AX4N model PNB-AA. Check your pan stamping to see which model you have.

Good luck, and welcome to the club!
 
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