2001 Ford Taurus doesn't perform smoothly.

Tiny
DEEPSINGH
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  • 2001 FORD TAURUS
Engine Performance problem
2001 Ford Taurus Front Wheel Drive Automatic 163000 miles

I have a tarus for some reason when I acclirate the engine makes a noise like its strugling. It doesn't run like it used to. Before I couldn't even tell if the engine was running but now I can feel that the car is strugling. I did a tune up new spark plugs and wires. New fuel filter. New coil pack. I have always taken good care of this car. I don't want to let it go. Is there anything I can do to fix this.
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Friday, October 23rd, 2009 AT 4:06 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds as a misfire to me
do you have check engine light on and or does it blink as it happens
was it checked for codes
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Saturday, October 24th, 2009 AT 12:46 PM
Tiny
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Well I was talking to this guy he said do a complete TLC. For example change head gasket, valves, flush the fluids. But I have never flushed my transmisson fluid and my car has 162k miles on it and i've heard its not a good idea if you never flushed before. I can change the tranny filter but I don't know if it will make a difference. But I want to keep my car long time what can I do other than changing oil, oil and fuel filters, plugs and wires. Is there anything else I can do.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2009 AT 9:21 PM
Tiny
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Basic maintenance should keep you going for as long as mechanically possible
checking fluids and replacing oil and filter
checking hoses
check tranny fluids if burnt have the oil and filter change if not leave it along
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Saturday, October 24th, 2009 AT 9:32 PM
Tiny
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How to check if they are burnt
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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 11:57 AM
Tiny
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Color and smell
start and warm engine
remove tranny dip stick and check fluid
check color should be clean red, dark rube red
if black and dark and smell like its burnt than its burnt
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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 5:46 PM
Tiny
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If its burnt should I do an tranny flush.
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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 6:14 PM
Tiny
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Change the filter and fluid for sure
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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 6:30 PM
Tiny
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So should I just change the filter and fluid or do a complete flush
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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 6:52 PM
Tiny
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What do you mean by a complete flush?
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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 6:59 PM
Tiny
DEEPSINGH
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Get the transmission fluid flushed. Or just change the filter and fluid.
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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 7:33 PM
Tiny
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I've never flushed a tranny always replaced fluid and filter
some quick stop and run oil change shops offer services like that where they remove some fluid through the dip stick area and call it tranny flushing
I do not believe in that
always drop pan and remove fluid and filter and replace
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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
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I was told it will ruin my tranny if I do that because my car has 162,000 miles on it. And I have never done this before he told me leave it be.
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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 8:03 PM
Tiny
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Its up to you
I cant see how changing tranny filter and fluid is going to ruin it,

as it is recommended to be done by the manufacture I research my maintenance pages and its recommended to be done at 150k so your not much of

if your tranny is going to fail its not because you had the fluid and filter changed
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Monday, October 26th, 2009 AT 6:01 AM

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