After seeing many mechanics, I was told
that Ford put out the word that the
dipstick is in error. People should
fill tranny up to level to where it
says ADD on dipstick, as in "Do not
ADD..." This requires 2-3 quarts beyond
crosshairs on dipstick. Good luck. Yes,
tranny and head went out around 75k.
This car has been in the family since new, so I knew all of the history of it. It has always been fantastically reliable with minimal repairs in our 14 years of ownership. Got the head gasket fixed when the recall was announced so no problems there. Handles great, smooth ride, ok economy.
We bought this car used with 110,800
miles on it. We had trouble with the
transmition shortly after purchase and
found out that this is very common in
the Taurus/Sable. They changed our
fluid and filter and said to ALWAYS
keep the fluid 1/2 to 1 quart OVER
filled. The trans is still working
strong at 169,000 miles. Other than
We have only replaced the waterpump and
the powersteering pump
because it was getting very noisy but
still worked. Had to have a faulty air
bag wire traced and replaced $222.00.
Biggest repair has been brakes. over
$700 for a full 4 wheel job!