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Engine light came on says transaxle with exclamation mark with gear around it what could it be?

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SOURCE: Ford Focus: what does the warning light (exclamation mark) mean?

Transmission warning light :)

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SOURCE: light like an exclamation point keeps flashing on the dash

It's a warning to "Check Transaxle". A problem was detected and shifting may be limited. Get it looked at soon.

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SOURCE: 2000 ford taurus having flashing exclamation mark confuseD?

i think that is your traction control light

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SOURCE: on my 2001 ford taurus a exclamation mark popped

this means theres a problem with the transmission or transaxle, i would have it checked asap.good luck.

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SOURCE: On a 2001 Ford Taurus - what does the yellow or

its a check transmission light. You need to take it to a transmission shop and they can read the problem code and tell you whats wrong.

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What does the exclamation symbol in a circle mean?

The exclamation mark inside a circle that looks something like a gear means you're having or are about to have an issue with your transaxle. I recommend you get your car to a transmission repair shop before the damage is too serious.

Jul 28, 2014 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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I have a 2000 Ford Taurus and there is a blinking yellow light that looks exactly like a exclamation mark and it blinks and remain until car is cut off.

That is the transaxle i.e. transmission warning light. First step is to check the fluid level. Follow instructions on the dipstick. If fluid is ok, and light is still on, have someone pull the computer codes. Most parts stores can do this, usually for free. However, a Ford dealer or good transmission shop can tell you exactly why the light is on, but they will charge you for that.

Aug 02, 2011 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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Flashing exclamation point surrounded by a gear looking thing

That is an indication that your transaxle has issues. I would get that!!

Jun 19, 2011 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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2003 Ford taurus gear shaped light on dash comes on after exccelration abouve 60 mph. Orange gear shaped light comes on the dash. It has an exclamation point inside th gear shape

Looks like your computer is detecting a transmission/transaxle problem. Have you had your filter changed in the tansmission yet? Are you a little low on transmission fluid? Is the transmission fluid high like it's overfilled? Is your transmission fluid brownish and smell burnt? Just a couple of things you might need to look at. You may or even should take it to a reputible transmission shop and have them run a scan on it to see what the problem is. I know this doesn't seem like much help to you at this point and time but I would have it taken care of before any damage may happen.


May 27, 2011 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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2002 taurus,exclamation mark with circle on dash, car will not run

I believe that is the check transaxle light. Illuminates when a transaxle problem has been detected and shifting may be restricted. If this lamp remains on, have your vehicle serviced immediately. Does the car start? Turn over?

Nov 02, 2010 | 2002 Ford Taurus

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What does the symbol that looks like an explanation mark mean?


The flashing yellow exclamation light on a 2001 ford taurus is the "check transaxle light," and it's to alert you that your transmission has issues that need to be addressed asap.

From my vast and past experience, if the issue is serious, the transaxle (transmission) is probably going to lock into second gear at some point for safety purposes.

As fate would have it, there is no real middle ground for repair of these problems. When transaxle issues occur on these vehicles, 99% of all remedies from dealers or tranny shops would require removal of the transaxle to perform the repair. That process (dismembering front end components, supporting engine, etc.) is very expensive. Having gone that far, most fixers would (rightly) recommend a rebuild kit and replacement of "hard parts" while the tranny's on the work bench anyway.

Good luck!!

Aug 11, 2010 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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Flashing yellow ! light on dashboard

The flash yellow exclamation mark (!) is a transaxle warning, it means you need to it service as soon as possible.

Jun 26, 2010 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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Light that looks like exclamation point in a circle located below tachometer flashing.

First off you need an owner's manual. You can get a free one here. The light that looks like a gear with an exclamation point inside indicates there is a problem with the transmission. May just be low of transmission fluid. To check the level dive the car until the transmission is warm, park on a level surface, place gear shift in park with engine running, and check transmission fluid level. Add only if necessary and do not overfill. If it is not low of fluid then seek professional help. The exclamation point in a circle under the fuel gauge next to the Brake light indicates you are low of brake fluid. Check the level of the brake fluid. If it is low you more than likely need to check your brake pads as they are worn out.

Jun 19, 2010 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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On my 2001 ford taurus a exclamation mark popped

this means theres a problem with the transmission or transaxle, i would have it checked asap.good luck.

Mar 02, 2010 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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Light like an exclamation point keeps flashing on the dash

It's a warning to "Check Transaxle". A problem was detected and shifting may be limited. Get it looked at soon.

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