1999 Taurus Transmission swap questions 99
I have a 99 with the 24v Duratec that only moves in first and reverse. It makes a bad grinding sound in the trans when the car is started. It barely moves forward or back, don't know the codes, there wasn't any CEL.
So, I found another 99, but it had the standard overhead valve engine, not Duratec. Pulled the trans to put in my car and it turns out the trans is different where the starter motors go. When I was looking for a replacement trans everyone asked if it was:
AX4N – yes
Floor shift – yes
OD cancel button – no
So I thought I had the right tranny. Now I have a good AX4N to sell but also need one that will fit my 99 with the Duratec.
Question; what years will fit the 99 with the Duratec? And, should I replace the torque converter while I’m at it? I heard they are often the cause of failure (broken vanes). If so what is a good source for the torque converters? And, I have totally flushed the cooling lines.
Thanks for the help, Keith
93 Aerostar Eddie B. 240K
94 Taurus SHO 270K
97 Taurus 120K
99 Taurus SE (hope to have running soon)
Last edited by kputer; 04-27-2009 at 12:08.
Reason: 24v not 32