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Wow. The origional tranny in my car went long ago, rebuilt it, ended up going again. Went to tranny #2, gone, rebuilt it, gone. At this point you figure I gotta love my car enough to have had it this long. Fortunatley my uncle runs a salvage yard so trannies come and go :D . Something struck me as odd with this one though. Usually when my tranny goes I will notice some slippage over a small period of time followed by the tranny violently eating itself. With this one I started to hear the wierdest s*** though. I start my car, as I am heading down my drive way I hear a gurgling sound. I'm like what the heck was that. I get down my driveway and drive off, it goes away as I hit the gas. But as soon as I let go of the gas and coast I hear this constant swooshing sound. So then I get on the highway and regretfully I let go of the gas. The swooshing sound was so loud at this point that I thought I would pull over. Before I am even able to do that my tranny desinigrates. I am still trying to pinpoint (only out of curiosity) what component went inside. Can someone help me figure this out? While all this was going on I had noticed no slippage, erratic shifts or any lack of performance. Just the sound. On top of that I got this tranny from a TaurII same as mine and it only had 40k on it and it had been in my car only 2 months. I was so happy getting a tranny with only 40k on it, yet it was shown the door faster than any tranny I ever had.
 

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From the sounds you're describing, it sounds like there was a valve issue, although I'm not too knowledgable on trannys, and therefore wouldn't be able to pintpoint which one...

JR
 

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I had the exact same issue right after i had my tranny rebuilt. for me it was a vacum line that wasn't attached all the way. but you might want to check your PCV valve for any leaks. it would explain why your hearing the noise when just cruising, and not at WOT. The EGR plates close at idle and at WOT.
 

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Originally posted by JasonBVHS@May 17 2004, 08:07 PM
I had the exact same issue right after i had my tranny rebuilt. for me it was a vacum line that wasn't attached all the way. but you might want to check your PCV valve for any leaks. it would explain why your hearing the noise when just cruising, and not at WOT. The EGR plates close at idle and at WOT.
There is no way the sound could have been decribed as any vacum leak.Heh. It sounded like what could only be decribed as a water fall. lol. I am going balls out with this tranny that I just got. I got amsoil fluid a cooler and some BG additive I got from my ford dealer. This tranny I am getting now only has 36k on it so I am not too worried about flushing it then filling it with Amsoil universal synthetic atf. I really want to make this one last. :D
 

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These trannys produce unbelievable heat and it can't take it. The torque convertors suck. If there is such a thing as a high performance torque convertor for a gen II, then get one.

Good luck with the next one. I think with the cooler and the Amsoil, it will help keep the heat down and not burn the oil. Once you burn the oil, it's like having water in the tranny instead of oil and you know how good water would be......it wouldn't.
 

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I cant believe that no machine shops or aftermarket companies have
come out with a torq converter for this car. I mean wasnt the taurus the the most popular car for a long time, so you know there millions of them out there. Not only that. They're converters suck. I could only imagine how much of a killing a company could make if they offered a beefed up torq converter, not only for people like us (or just me :) ) but for the hundred of thousands of people who use and rely on their taurus as a daily driver. Of course not everyone is going to run out and get one of these if one becomes available but still just think how much money could be made.
 

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I guess the only thing we can do is buy from a reputable maker. B&M is a good company. How good? I couldn't tell you. Not enough stats to support any claims.
 

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