Re: 98 Taurus LX- buying tomorrow- NEED INFO
To update- the transmission is about out on this car. After it warms up- it begins to shift abrupty. Shop said it could be a cheap repair, but they need to pull the pan to be sure. I have had it advertised for sale, but with no luck. I had priced locally at $1350. which is much less than I have in it, but only a few folks interested in it.
Also- it developed another problem. I while back it was low on anti-freeze, so I added some in the pan. The next day- the battery was dead, so I boosted it and let it run for a while to recharge the battery. I noticed after a while- anti-freeze leaking out of the pan. I do not think it is coming out of the cap, but rather the top flat part of the cover. I guess I will have to fix this, then finally get rid of it once and for all.
I was at least offered $2500. trade-in value for it on a 1998 Toyota Camry, but I decided to pass. Thanks again for all of the help.
**Also, the turn signals NEVER gave another problem. Just that first day they acted strange. After that- they have been fine. However, while on "delay" the wipers want to go on steady low speed at times and sometimes the "heat" blows cold air, then warm air. Perhaps that was the fault of the low anti-freeze. I have not driven it since I have added anti-freeze, since the pan cover was leaking.
1998 Ford Taurus LX 4dr - FOR SALE
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Last edited by TaurusLX; 12-12-03 at 09:07 PM.