1994 Ford Taurus Transmission on the way out?

Tiny
MILLERMAN21
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  • 1994 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 162,000 MILES
Hi, how's it going. When I shift my car from park into reverse and or drive, I can feel the transmission engaging, but it's not catching. Can rev the engine, but that's it. The car just sits there. Started happening a few weeks ago, occasionly. Would finally pop into gear. Now it won't go into gear at all. Had the tranny filter changed when it first started happening. Didn't seem to help. Did not show any other symptoms. Had been shifting into all gears fine, no slipping, hesitation or banging, always checked fluid level, etc. I was hoping it might just be a linkage issue, but since I can feel the tranny being engaged by the gear lever, don't think that's the problem. Could it be the torque converter. Or the tranny itself, or both. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 AT 10:40 PM

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Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Its an internal tranny issue
and I would suspect tranny oil pump (very common )
and since tranny need to come out for the pump (if test should its the pump )
rebuilding the tranny should be a must since its all out,

to quickly check the links
E. Brake ON
engine off place
key on make sure your foot on the brakes at all times
place shifter in R and try to start
and try it in D too
if it start in any other position then P and N
you have links issue (I doubt that )

I do suspect internal tranny failure and tranny oil pump
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Thursday, January 21st, 2010 AT 6:27 AM
Tiny
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Hi again. Thanks for the info. Not sure if it makes any difference. I did some experimenting this morning. After sitting all night, the car started fine, went into gear fine and took off fine. Ran around for 30 minutes or so. Then put it in park, then into reverse, then in drive. Car moved with no problems. Went back and forth between P, R, N, and D five times. Then shut the car off, started it, tried again and thats when it acts up. Only after shutting it off. Also forgot to mention that driving in D has no issues, but when driving in OD and coming to a stop, car slips into neutral. Sorry about that. Anyways, I have a 92 Taurus, bad engine, rotted body but good tranny. Thinking of just swapping the tranny's, but seem to be getting conflicting info on if the 92 and 94 are the same model tranny and or interchangeable. Haynes manual says they're both an AXOD, one website is saying 91 to 94 is an AXODE, and another saying it could be an AXODE or AX4N. Any help. Would a FORD dealer be able to help. Don't want to have the shop pulling 2 tranny's for nothing. Thanks again for your help.
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Thursday, January 21st, 2010 AT 8:25 PM
Tiny
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I am not sure what tranny you have in each car
and would have it for sure checked before going and pulling the two tranny out
I dont think the dealer can look it up as it maybe to old for their computers to search

junk yard maybe more helpful
as they have more information available to them about what fit and what interchangeable with what
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Thursday, January 21st, 2010 AT 8:38 PM

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