I have a 1997 Ford Taurus. 3.0L Flex Fuel The transaxle will not shift correctly when engine/tranny is cold, once warmed up shifts fine. I have replaced filter and oil, but still shifts incorrectly. Thanks ahead for your help.
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If you put in 6 quarts of trans fluid the trans and tourque converter must have been bone dry.
By the way trans temp and engine are usually the same or close.
The heat is from friction, the friction is from the clutches slipping.
You need a new trans,
I have the same problem with my 97.... especially shifting from 3rd to O/D... I've had the tranny serviced and flushed.... It still does it until the tranny warms up.... the tranny's in them are temperature picky!!!!! It's the nature of the beast!!! Wait until spring and everything will be good until next winter!!! If you're really concerned with it you can put a "cold front" on it or block half (NO MORE THAN HALF) of the tranny cooler with cardboard thru the winter months