The transmission on the Taurus is located in the engine compartment, so yes, noises from the transmission would come from the engine compartment. As for the thumping sound, I would say that sounds more like a transmission mount or an axle problem that a transmission problem. Could you elaborate a little more (i.E. When does this noise happen, how loud is it, is it a pining sound or more of a thud etc.).
Friday, March 4th, 2011 AT 8:27 AM