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Old 03-03-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default Automatic Ford Taurus: bucking and hesitation from a stop

I have no idea about automatics, much less about a Ford Taurus. Now, I don't know what year it is or what kind of engine/transmission it has. My friend across the continent asked me for help, and I have no idea where to start

Apparently, sometimes, it bucks and hesitates when accelerating from a stop when it's at operating temperature ... at other times it just sits there and revs. Finally, to throw a curve ball, it works fine on occasion. Perhaps it's low on tranny fluid? Dirty MAP or AFM? I have no idea.

Any ideas (other than pushing it off of a cliff or setting it on fire) would be appreciated
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Old 03-03-2007, 06:58 PM   #3
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Change out the tranx fluid and go from there. Could be as simple as that...could not be. But always try simple first.
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sounds good ... do all autos have a dipstick to check the level? Is it supposed to be checked when running?
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Yeah it should have one. The prodecure is turn the car on, shift through all the gears, then check fluid. Not sure about the car's overall operating temperature though.
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Ford circled the problem.
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I hate the exact same problem. Great car but the transmission went.
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sounds like burnt clutch packs or a clogged main filter. you can drop the pan and change the filter fairly easily on these cars....
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Sounds like the reason I got a new tranny on my accord, and sounds like the reason my uncle's taurus has not moved in 5 years.
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