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My 1995 tauras tranny is slipping

In cold weather and going in and out of gear at stop lights does it need rebuilt or is there a simple fix.if it needs rebuilt iwould like info on how to do it

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Is the trans fluid level correct? Low fluid can cause the symptoms you describe. The level should be checked with the engine at operating temp and the shifter in park or neutral. Transmission rebuilds are extremely complicated, usually require special tools only available from the manufacturer, and not something to attempt without training. If you really want to attempt it yourself the full procedure will be available in the workshop manual. Your local ford dealer may let you copy the relevant pages, or you may be able to find a pdf copy online, or your local library may have trans rebuild books.

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what does stops, mean.?> .. skids to stop?
fails hot or cold engine or both? ever to the Full flush service every 50k?
its an A/T and as such , is very complex. (buy M/T?)
are you asking for guessing? or tests?
there are only 2 ways, ask, for DIY or read the FSM.
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report all actions of all gears and slip for sure.
what is slip?, that is when the RPM of engine rises faster
and MPH lags. called slip or in tranny lingo FLARE !

Did you insert the tranny diagnostic jumper and look for flash codes. per fsm? (on new cars this moved to PCM DTC's)

the FSM has s huge list of symptoms, about 10x and engine.
and 100s of pages.
i dont do A/t rebuilds but i must know how to test them on car.
the FSM covers that.! fully.... no need to guess., at all, read it.

Here i will make some simple review on those first pages
first, we do the stall test. see FSM.
brakes (both) hard set into front wheel chokes, car most not move
dig?
you then (fsm says) slam down the throttle. Low. (and others)
and watch ENGINE RPM
this is like 1500 -2000 (read the book, this number is a avg on cars)
this proves the tranny slips, do so for 5 seconds max.
this makes lots of heat in the tranny , RTM.
the next step is to check actual Tranny pump pressure at the ports
if this fails, the tranny needs to be changed out. (in most cases)

now the TCM. the FSM shows the pins.
The TCM is a tranny puter. (a transmission brain)
it has inputs and the outputs & shifts the tranny in all ways.

we first check that the outputs (a $10 voltmeter) are correct.
if correct and the tranny messes up?, it s a bad tranny
if incorrect we then check the TCM inputs.
if they are wrong, we correct that first.
the rule of GIGO works , for all computers, garbage in , nets garbage out. GIGO, so if the tail sensor is dead the TCM goes to limphome
and skips gears.

easy ,huh> the tranny has many ON CAR test
the above is just but a few, but very important.


alldata.com (fsm like)

also on some cars the OD lamp flashes or the D light? flash
to tell you, THE TRANNY BRAIN, has errors stored, please
do get them and read them, each are very important.
no matter what do the scan (new cars) and all old cars
the TCM diag jumper routine.. do so regardless.. of any trans issues.
never trust any CEL lamp or OD flash, scan it,

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