Re: 2000 Taurus Upshift Hesitation
If it is at 108,000 on the origional transmission, your transmission is most likely dead or close to it.
The Taurus cuts power whenever the transmission is trying to shift as said above. Although, if your transmission is about to pass on to another life, it may start the getting the whole shift process going, but something is not working in the transmission to the point where it is trying to shift, but it isn't happening. All in the mean while, the engine is cutting power for the upshift, but nothing it telling it to stop cutting power and that the upshift is completed, because it isn't yet. If you also feel any really harsh shifts or loose ones, or if you are cruising up a hill, it kicks down a gear, but never really seems to be able to shift back up unless you lift completely off the gas, those are all signs your transmission is going.
Most Taurus transmissions, or any modern front wheel drive Ford automatics will usually do not last beyond 100-130,000 miles depending on how the car is driven. Depending on the dealer you go to, you can get one that is rebuilt by Ford and comes with a 3 year warranty for about 2000 dollars. Also check out Lincoln Mercury dealerships as the sable's use the same transmission.
You may also be able to pick up a rebuilt one for roughly 700 bucks on ebay.