Re: Ford Taurus 94 - Transmission
On Mon, 28 Nov 2005 17:19:57 GMT, Backyard Mechanic
>Bob Urz <email@example.com> wrote:
>> lugnut wrote:
>>> On 28 Nov 2005 07:39:18 -0800, "firstname.lastname@example.org"
>>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>>I have a ford tarus 94. It has about 160k miles on it. It has some
>>>>Transmission problems and here is what it does.
>>>>When I am on the freeway at higher speeds, sometimes it suddenly
>>>>jerks down to a lower speed. It is as if suddenly the gears shifted
>>>>to a lower one and the car making a bad sound etc. I have to let the
>>>>acceleration go and let it come back to a lower speed. The mechanic
>>>>suspects, it's the transmission filter.
>>>>I read some other posts here and some point towards the VSS. Also
>>>>incase I need to get the transmission changed, what would be a cheap
>>>>place to get it done in MA or if needed in NH.
>>>>I live around Boston.
>>> I would suspect the vehicle speed sensor on that one but, I
>>> would not replace anything until the ECM is scanned for
>>> fault codes. Many auto parts houses do this for free on the
>>> chance you will buy the repair parts from them.
>> I would second on the VSS or wiring to it. But a 94 is not a OBDII
>> car and i doubt a common scan is going to tell a whole lot.
>> I doubt its worth putting a trannie in a 94. The cost would be about
>> what the car is worth (if not more) if it was in excellent shape
>> A used 94 around here would be worth $800 to $2000. With a bad trannie
>> maybe $100 salvage value.
>When did speedo become PCM driven, from VSS input?
>It is on my 95.
>Does the car retain speed in cruise control, OD off? If not, really does
>point to VSS
I have also had the MLPS, neutral switch or whatever Ford
calls it from year-to-year act that way in the rear drive
trannies but, not heard much about in FWD vehicles. Another
problem I have seen in a couple are the shift solenoids
which can sometimes be changed w/o trans removal. A good
tech should be able to check the solenoids externally using
the ATSG manual asa guide for values. It is only EEC-IV
but, several trans codes can be stored which may give a