Question about 1997 Mercury Sable
My Sable's transmission, with approximately 63,000 miles on it, is starting to act up. Had AAMCO change the fluid/filter at 60,000 miles and went on a trip, during which time it began to 'slam'. By this I mean when I slow down, say coming to a stop at a traffic light, and the traffic light turns green before I stop and I step on the gas, after a slight hesitation the car surges forward with a jolt. (Sorry for the run-on sentence). Went back to AAMCO, they say it's a common problem with Sable/Taurus, something about a piston in the transmission that is cracked or broken, and that it will get worse if not repaired, causing damage (and more expense) to the planetary gears. Is AAMCO giving me the straight story, or is something else going on? The coincidental timing of my having the fluid changed and the problem suddenly appearing seems suspicious to me. Same problem. 97 Sable, 3.0 V-6, AX4N tranny. Started a month or so ago. When you put it in gear...it lurches then stalls. You can rev the engine a little and put in gear and it will lunge a little bit and as long as you are moving it runs fine. I got an estimate to replace the torque converter clutch solenoid for about $400, but I'm not positive that's the answer. Now I'm reading that replacing fluid may cause even more problems. The car has a little over 200K miles. Should I try to fix it or put it out of its misery, or maybe part it out? The engine still runs great.
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Posted on Sep 26, 2008
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