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I have over 62,000 miles on my ford taurus - isit time to flush the transmission

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Yes it's time, per the Ford maintenance schedule for your vehicle it’s recommend the automatic transmission fluid and filer be changed every 30,000 miles.

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I have a 1999 Ford Taurus that would not heat, took to shop they flushed the system, replaced the water pump and it ran hot after thet flushed the system took it back they flushed the system again and


Did you have red antifreeze prior to the flushing? Ford engines are generally aluminium and should be using blue antifreeze which is suitable for aluminium engine blocks! I think the antifreeze is reacting to the aluminium.....re flush and use blue!

Dec 29, 2014 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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Hey Ghost; My 04, Santa Fe has 62,000 miles on it and needs transmission service, my dealer / service center wants to do a flush using MOC fluid with an additive. They tell me they can do only a drain...


no i dont know much about this moc but i would go to autozone buy the oem spIII fluid do it myself but i would only do it recommended intervals no need do it all those extra times you just be wasting your time and money hope this helps

Sep 14, 2010 | Hyundai Santa Fe Cars & Trucks

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I have over 62,000 miles on my ford taurus - is it time to flush the transmission


Should do it and the power steering, every three years or 30,000 miles. Which ever comes first.

Aug 31, 2010 | 2005 Ford Taurus

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Should a 2005 Taurus with 100,000 miles have the water pump replaced as preventative maintenance? What about the timing chain/belt?


Yes it needs to be replaced its already time for that.
IntervalsHere is what I recommend for maintenance intervals. There are exceptions to all of these including severe duty, which most northern cars fall into.

  • Change Transmission filter-30,000 miles, 90,000 and 150,000 miles and fluid at 60,000, 120,000 and 180,000 miles.
  • Change oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months, unless you use Mobil One, in which case 6 months/6,000 miles.
  • Chassis lube every 3,000 miles, assuming there are fittings.
  • Spark plugs: Conventional plugs: 30,000 miles, Double platinum: every 50,000 miles (100,000 mile plugs are best to be changed well before that, although some can reach it).
  • Fuel filter: 35,000-40,000 miles. Unless it is in the tank. But if the tank is ever dropped, do it then
  • Ignition cap, rotor, wires: 60,000-80,000 miles. (if it has them).
  • Timing Belt, if applicible: 60,000 miles on many but check with gates or dayco or the manual or dealer, as many different intervals are now present.
  • Coolant flush -- green: 2 years/24,000 miles.
  • Coolant flush -- dex-cool or long life: 5 years/50,000 miles.
  • Tire rotation: 5,000-8,000 miles.
  • Alignment: 15,000-20,000 miles., unless tire wear is not a problem and car goes straight.
  • Brake fluid flush and power steering fluid flush: 2 years or when dirty or discolored.
  • Air filter, pcv valve and cabin air filter: as needed.
  • Professional fuel injection service: 40,000 miles.
  • Throttle bore plate cleaning: 20,000 miles.
  • Air induction service: 20,000 miles.
MaintenanceEvery auto manufacturer lists their required maintenance on their web sites and in the owners manual the maintenance service intervals vary between manufacturers.

Your car is a moving piece of machinery, it needs maintenance, if you want this car to last you need to service it. Do not just do the minimum recommended services that are listed in you service manual. Make sure you service your cooling system which prolongs the life of the radiator and water pump, and the power steering system, which will extend the life of your cars power-seeking pump and gear box or rack. It will cost you much more than you want to spend when you fail to maintain your car and larger problems surface. I recommend that you review your owners manual and get acquainted with a reputable auto repair facility. A good relationship with you car and your car's mechanic will benefit you in the long run, providing you with a long lasting and safe car.

At 30,000 miles you should also service your cooling system, transmission, fuel system and power steering; this should be repeated every 30k miles. I recommend flushes of the later mentioned items to prolong these systems' life span.

Dec 02, 2009 | 2005 Ford Taurus

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1999 Ford Taurus GL Wagon 3.0 V6 178K - Two issues. 1 - oil pan - slight leak due to worn oil pan gasket, probably cork. Worn rusted spot on the bottom of the pan. I have a replacement pan from a salvage...


yes the exhaust has to come down. 6 or 7 bolts no big deal.Didnt your mechanic tell you that? why isnt he replacing the pan for you?Why would you buy a pan from a salvage yard, they are cheap from aftermarket sources, and if it leaks when you are done, tough luck.. turning the ck engine light is not solving anything. your trans has a problem and the sooner its fixed, the less it may cost you.

Oct 11, 2009 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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2005 ford taurus ----transmission flush or drop pan? which is best?


It makes no sense to me to just drop the pan.. That only exchanges around half the fluid..

I allways do a complete exchange - to include the tourque converter.. Allot of fluid hiding in there too..

Makes allot more sense to me..
It cost more but its worth it.. I get it done at a trusted quick lube place.. I pay about $120.00 & I watch them closely...

A trani can prety much last forever if maintained very well..

Allot of people dont know that - dirty & old fliud is what causes leaks & damage..

I do it every 50-k miles.. My trani has 150-k miles on it and runs like the day it was new - AND nice and clean with no leaks ;o)
Knock on wood lol..

Hope this helps !!
Please rate me good ;o)

Jul 10, 2009 | 2005 Ford Taurus

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96 taurus automatic does not shift properly


for the transmission to be acting like this, theres a good chance that you will need to flush out the transmission. over time and miles, the trans becomes contaminated with particles such as metal shavings from the movement within, and small particles that have gotten throughout the lines from radiator.

Apr 09, 2009 | 1996 Ford Taurus

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Flushing transmission lines


IT IS A VERY GOOD TO FLUSH THE LINES! USE COOLER FLUSH, OR COOLER KLEEN.

Mar 21, 2009 | 1998 Ford Taurus

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