93 Ford Taurus

Tiny
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I have a 93 ford taurus GL sedan the problem iam having is..the car will start up fine however i can drive the car for 5 minutes but then when i have to stop the car will not GO again even when i try to give it gas..but YET i can pull over wait about 10-15 minutes start the car up again and drive once again until i have to stop..the car has about 116,000 miles on it and i belive it is 3.0 engine( NOT SURE IAM A FEMALE) :-) PLEASE HELP ME THANKS!


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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 6:57 PM

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Tiny
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Your not sure if your a female? Send some, pics and we can let you know! :Wink:

So I understand, The car doesn't stall, you press the accelerator and the car doesn't move?
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 7:08 PM
Tiny
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LOL! I meant I wasnt sure what type of engine it was. Yes once I stop and step on the gas the car will not move.
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 7:12 PM
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I guess that means no pics :cry:

Check your transmission fluid level for starters.
When was the last time the filter for the transmission was changed?
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
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Ive just added some transmission fluid on Friday and all my fluids seem to be fine. Honestly im not sure when the filter for the tranmission was change b/c I have only bought this car about 2 weeks ago!
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 7:18 PM
Tiny
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Better recheck it. There is a transmission problem from what what I see. If the fluid is low again, you need to fill it and check for a leak or you will need a transmission.
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
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I just went outside and checked it. Its still at the same level as when I put it in. So im guessing its my transmission. And the car is toast?
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 7:27 PM
Tiny
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I'm not saying that. It isn't a very rosy outlook at this point. If you had been driving with the fluid low, it may have burned out the internal parts of the tranny. Maybe you'll get lucky and change the filter and it will be fine, but I wouldn't put a lot of hope in that. The odd part is that when you stop and let it set, the trans works again. Maybe there is a fluid restriction from the filter being clogged? I would try changing the filter at this point if it were mine.
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 7:37 PM
Tiny
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OK I will try that. Where might I find the filter at?
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 7:40 PM
Tiny
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Don't let this stop you. You can do this. If you want to. You need to get the car up in the air a little. Do you know someone with jack stands? OR car ramps?

There is a pan on the transmission that needs to be removed. This isn't a big deal.

Still game?
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 7:47 PM
Tiny
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Yes I do know someone with car ramps. And yes iam game I would rather try to fix the car myself then to pay someone 500 dollars for something I can do. Im not afraid to get dirty!
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 7:49 PM
Tiny
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EXCELLENT!!!!
Love your attitude.

You need to get about 8 quarts of transmission fluid. I would consider Valvoline's max life on this job


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You will also need a transmission filter kit.

If the 8th digit of your vin is "U", this should be the one.

Check the locator for a store near you.

Let me know when your ready to go further.
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 8:00 PM
Tiny
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Im ready to go futher.I have an advanced auto parts right up the street where I will go get the 8 quarts tommorow and the Transmission filter kit. Do you have any type of messanger that we could talk there instead of going back and forth here?
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 8:03 PM
Tiny
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I just signed up with AIM, but would rather keep everything here. If someone else needs this info it will be there for them. Give me a minute and I'll go through it, then we can go to AIM if needbe.
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 8:10 PM
Tiny
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Ok I understand!
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 8:13 PM
Tiny
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The pan on the bottom of the transmission is shaped like the gasket you seen on that site. You need to have a pan ready to catch the fluid. You start by removing a few bolts on the side that the fluid is likely to come out of (rear). Just a few to start, you want to drain off the pan slowly to avoid getting a mess. If it isn't dripping out yet, start removing every other bolt. Be patient, the fluid will becoming if it hasn't yet. Start loosening the rear bolts, then the front ones. If fluid still isn't draining, use a putty knife to break the pan and gasket seal. Sometimes the pan wants to stick. As the fluid drains off, continue to loosen the bolts until there are 3 left holding the pan. You want these three remaining bolts to be spread out, like this for example:


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You do this gradually so you don't get soaked. There is a lot of fluid in that pan yet, and you'll wear it if you aren't careful. If the drain pan you are using looks like it can handle another couple quarts go forward, or drain that pan.

Remove the rearest bolt, leaving two, and let the fluid drain off, start loosening the other two so more fluid drains off. Now press the pan back up, and remove one more bolt, leaving one, again drain the transmission pan. Hold the pan back up aagina and reove the last bolt. CAREFULLY, tip the pan into your drain pan and empty the fluid.

Look this over, and I'll pick up in a minute.
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 8:26 PM
Tiny
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Now the pan is off. you need to clean the pan out with brake clean and a rag. I use surgical rubber gloves through all of this. Service Writers like clean hands :wink:

You also need to clean the gasket material off the pan. Using a putty knife, gently scrap of any gasket material. Use a wire brush to finish off the edge of it. The filter is located right inside of the transmission that you have exposed.
The filter is forced into an opening in the trans. I don't believe there is anything else other than this on this one. But take a look around it first.


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Pull down on it, concentrating on this area circled and the filter will pop out. Push in the new one as how the old one came out.

Take a break have a beer and congratulate yourself on getting through the worst part. just don't finish the beer, your not done.
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 8:38 PM
Tiny
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OK going to buy a 6 pack for this one. Im printing out this information so I can go with my papers my trans fluid and my trans kit so I can follow these steps correctly. :-)
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 8:40 PM
Tiny
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Put the new gasket on the pan. You can get an adhesive to temporarily "glue' it to the pan to make it a little easier, but since you didn't finish that beer, it shouldn't be too difficult. Line the pan up with the transmission and start a couple bolts. Start the rest of the bolts and expect to have to screw around a little bit to get the bolts in without disturbing the gasket placement. Be patient, you'll get it. Snug all the bolts up. Snug every other one all the way around the pan. Then do the same but tighten them. Don't overtighten but make them tight. If your friend has a torque wrench, I'll provide a spec.=124 in pounds
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 8:44 PM
Tiny
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Finish that first beer and smile :D

Add fluid into the dipstick tube, Start with 3 quarts.
Start the engine and shift through the gears with your foot on the brake, pull it off jack stands to a level surface. If it doesn't move add another quart, and another if needed. Once it is on the level surface, check the level with the car running and the car in park. Fill to capacity. Test drive the car.

If every thing is good, open the second beer!

If it isn't, at least you have 5 more beers!
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 8:46 PM
Tiny
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OK I have all the information that I need.I just want to THANK YOU so much for taking out the time for me to explain to me how to channge the filter in my transmisson you have been very helpful! When I do this tommorow and HOPEFULLY I will do it correctly I will have myself some beers and have 1 for you too. Thanks Again for your help.I will keep in touch with you as I may need you further if im confused. :P
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Saturday, January 27th, 2007 AT 8:57 PM

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