1998 Ford Taurus Repair for transmission problem

Tiny
OURBUMPA
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  • 1998 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 95,000 MILES
I am thinking of purchasing a 1998 Ford Taurus for a second car. It is in remarkably excellent shape for it`s age, with 95,000 miles on it, but I have been told that the Taurus is plagued with transmission problems, most about shifting. I have been told by some that it is caused by a faulty or corroded connector at the transmission. Has there been any specific cause and fix for these problems?
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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 AT 12:25 PM

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Tiny
JGAROFALO
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The transmission in that car is every bit as good as any other transmission. I have been driving Tauruses for over 20 years with minimal transmission problems.

Typically, most automatic transmissions start giving problems around the 100,000 to 120,000 mark. Every manufacturer has their share of transmission problems. Also, typically a rebuilt unit will last as long as the original.
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 AT 10:03 AM
Tiny
RUSSELLGP
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You must work for Ford Motor Co. I have been accumulating a list of unhappy ford customers involving transmissions and their problems where they have contacted ford and ford could care less. I have now a list of 139 customers with similar problems. When I reach 250 I am going to start a class action suit against Ford Motor Co. Their faulty work and lack of concern for the safety of their customers should not go on. Their Bean Counters don't care about people just the bottom line. It is cheaper for them to pay out a little to individuals with legitament suits, than to recall and fix the problem. This company is run by scumbags.
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Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 AT 11:56 AM

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