1997 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 82000 miles
I have a 97 ford taurus that has a intermintent trans problem. I was sitting at a traffic light and I acelerated thinking the light was mine. I quickly stabbed the brakes, put in reverse and backed up. I put the car in drive waited for the light to change and when it did the car just sat there and the trans was slipping. If I stepped on the brake, the car would thump into gear, release the pedal the trans would slip. This went on for abot 30 seconds and then the car finally slipped but got out of the intersection. I left the car overnight and came back to pick it up. I took it to a ford dealer and it sat there for a week and when they finally looked at it, they said nothing was wrong. They drove the car back in fourth to and from work all week and no slipping, nothing. My wife drove the car again with no problem and then, a couple of days ago she was sriving, accelerating from a stop let her foot off the gas and when she applied the gas again it slipped she let her foot off again while in motion and then kicked in gear and hasnt done it since. I had the trans completely flushed and new fluid installed and now the car shifts hard between 1-2nd gear and the rest are fine. But it doesnt do it all the time either. This is puzzling techs. And I dont want to rebuild the trans for nothing if there is only a part that needs changing. I am baffled and so is everyone I talk to. Can you help me?
have the same problem?
Sunday, March 8th, 2009 AT 4:53 PM