really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
106,397 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace transmission (1 reports)
  3. transmission overhaul (1 reports)
1993 Ford Taurus transmission problems

transmission problem

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1993 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 302007

(reported on)

Taurus LX 3,2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


Bought the car for $8,000 in Dec. 1998, had 54,000 miles, purchased 2 yr warranty, within 1 year both the headgaskets and tranny went. ford replaced both, picked up the car, new tranny was bad, 10 miles down the road I was heading back to the dealer. they put in another tranny n/c, 24 months later, BAM! new tranny bad, decided against another junk ford tranny, purchased $3,000

Jasper Tranny, 75,000 mile/3 year warranty. The only thing good on this car is the engine, and now that is starting to go bad. in the years that I have owned her I have replaced the water pump 3 times, fuel pump 2 times, Fuel relay once, head gaskets where replaced but are bad again, Now at 125,000 miles the engine is losing oil pressure. this is the first and last ford I will ever own, I would junk her but I have so much into her now I cannot. Everything started to go wrong at 60,000, $500 here, 2 months later another $400, 2 Weeks later antoher $300, I had so much into her that when the tranny went I felt obligated to keep driving her. the sad thing is, the car is great! I love almost everything about it, except for the money I put into it. The car I had before her was 20 years old, and 275,000 Miles (Chevy). We had the card checked and double checked prior to purchasing it.

Buyer beware, the new ones are NO BETTER!!!Ford is using the same tranny and engine as the older models, they market it to the American family then screw you with poor parts that do not hold up.

- , Maple Shade, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jun 272004

(reported on)

Taurus LE

  • 56,000 miles

This is the second time I had the trans repaired, the first time it was under warrenty back in 1997 with only 32000 miles on the car. This time I had to pay Cottman Trans to rebuild it for 1,500

- , Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 192005

(reported on)

Taurus GL

  • 132,587 miles

Tranny rumbles and shakes the car at higher speeds or in other words higher gears, when braking from about 45mph or higher the tranny will slip or jolt on the downshift unless shifted into neutral

- , Alsip, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 252003

(reported on)

Taurus SHO

  • 177,000 miles

One day about a month ago the transmission started shifting roughly from 2nd to 3rd. By that afternoon it wouldn't shift out of first. I have gotten an estimate, and have realized that it will be a while until I have the money to repair the problem.

- , Greenwood, SC, USA

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