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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-11, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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98 ford taurus off the line really slow

I just bought a 98 taurus (automatic) and as I was driving home I noticed that it was really really slow getting going from a stop. once I get going (over 25mph) it runs fine. no shifting into gears problems just really slow off the line. If I put it into first it starts off fine but in drive...not so much.

The person I bought it from said he recently had the transmission serviced but after he had it done a hose started leaking (something about air intake) said it was an easy fix $50 or so, all I had to do was take the battery out and I could get to the hose.

Any sugestions would be appreciated!

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Is the Service Engine Soon (Check Engine) light on??? Is the trans. fluid low??? Are there any fluid leaks???

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Re: 98 ford taurus off the line really slow

...all good questions!

I'll add that you should NEVER 'assume' what someone did to the vehicle unless they can provide you with paper receipts for maintenance performed. With that said, it's best to change the fluids so YOU KNOW they're up to date and fresh.

I knew a (an older) guy that worked for a GM shop, he used to take people's used oil home and reuse it in his own vehicles since they would come in for a 3K oil change with the oil only 25% used. He's retired and means well like a lot of folks, but again, it's best to change the oils in any used vehicle you purchase.

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Re: 98 ford taurus off the line really slow

Sounds like it could be a vacuum hose he is referring to , would be worthwhile replacing .
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