pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
116,751 miles
Total Complaints:
25 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (12 reports)
  2. rebuild transmission (12 reports)
  3. replaced with junkyard tranny (1 reports)
1997 Ford Taurus transmission problems

transmission problem

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1997 Ford Taurus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

May 112006

(reported on)

Taurus GL

  • 123,000 miles


2nd time having a transmission problem with this car. First time felt like I broke my neck when it shuddered violently while going 65mph on a highway. Had that rebuilt and now a few years later, after some slight shudders when accelerating, it just made a slight grinding noise and then refused to engage the transmission. No telling how much this will cost. And I just had the water cooling system replaced.. entirely! A list of problems with this car over the years. One window motor failed and now another. When using the turn selector, the windshield wiper stops working. Had to have 2 seat belt pulleys replaced. Another occasion, a pulley on the drive belt tore off and went flying beneath the car, instantly killing the power. This car is nothing but a money pit!

- , Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 282005

(reported on)

Taurus GL

  • 126,000 miles

Ive had this car since it was brand new and i have a whole list of problems but the worst and most expensive of them all is the transmisson. I had to replace the torque convertor clutch solenoid after that popped up a code and fired the service light. The transmission suggested it be rebuilt so i paid and i have been taking it back for the past month because its either leaking coolant, tranny fluid, oil. this car is a complete joke and i wouldnt consider ever buying another.

- , Middletown, MD, USA

problem #3

Nov 032005

(reported on)

Taurus GL

  • 119,000 miles

my five year old daughter were about 3 hours away from home and out of no where I smelt burnt tranny fluid, I looked in my rear view mirror and white smoke was pouring out. I pullled over to a gas station and lost every bit of fluid out. Whats so bad is no one can figure out where it's leaking from!!!!!

- , Paragould, AR, USA

problem #2

Apr 152004

(reported on)

Taurus GL

  • 97,000 miles

I bought this car (my first car) in June of 2003 and I started to have problems in September of 2003, first my transmission fluid started to leak and so I fixed that and then I went to back out of my drive way one day it would go, the transmission was shot. I am a college student and so I have not been able to replace it. I feel it was not right or safe for the dealership to sell such a faulty car.

- , Lebanon, OR, USA

problem #1

Aug 032003

(reported on)

Taurus LE

  • 125,000 miles

service engine soon light came on, had to rebuild the transmission. this is the latest in a long list of problems i have had with this car. i finally bought a new one. i had had it.

- , Edison, NJ, USA

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