2003 Ford Taurus Won't go anywhere

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  • 2003 FORD TAURUS

Transmission problem
2003 Ford Taurus Engine Size unknown Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 65000 miles

Car starts, but the shifter does not make transmission move. Car revvs up as if it was put into gear, but nothing, no movement. What are possible causes? How much to fix?

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2007 AT 1:03 PM

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Hi there.

I had this very same problem with my 2003 Taurus at about 75,000 miles almost a year ago.

The problem is the Torque Converter needs
The converter has a gear wheel type drive that works within the transmission and this gear wheel wears down to no teeth left on it, making the transmission unoperable.

I think this should be a recall problem with Ford as I found researching on the internet at the time that other people have had the same problem.

A car that new in my opinion should not break down like that.

I had a long talk with a Ford Service Advisor about the repair and he told me the problem is they put out contracts for parts to the lowest bidder and felt that it may be a problem with the manufacturer of these parts.
I then said to him that they probably use an inferior quality of metal or alloy for this torque converter in that case and it wears out faster than a better made part with a higher quality metal.
He would not come out and agree with me on that. He just had a look on his face that told me I was probably right.

This repair is quite costly also. It cost me $1,600 to have fixed.
Just hope that the filings from the worn Torque Converter do not damage your transmission at all.

I was lucky that it did not damage the transmission or, it could have been another $2,000 for a complete rebuild of transmission, plus the torque converter on top of that.

Hope that helps you out and good luck.

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Saturday, December 15th, 2007 AT 2:23 PM

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