Question about 2000 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

I have a 2000 Ford Taurus and my transmission keeps shooting the fluid out of the dipstick area or somewhere because I smell a burning smell but hardly no transmission fluid on the ground. It has went through 4 quarts in 1 day. There is none on the dipstick and I am not sure what to do I know there is a leak somewhere I just don't know where and as long as the fluids are in there the car drives and pulls fine so I believe the transmission is still good I just don't know where the problems would be at and how to fix it. Do you think it might be the transmission filter needing to be changed or something? Please any help would be great. Thank, Karen

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 14,585 Answers

There are two transmission cooling lines that go to the radiator. If you have a six cylinder it is possible that one of the lines has a hole that is spraying on to the exhaust. this would account for no leaks on the ground. When you start the car it will start to spray right away. These are metal and rubber hose lines, so if and when you find a leak it can be cut out and replaced with hose and clamps or you can get the original hose and replace all of it. Not hard to o . Let me know. Randy

Posted on May 19, 2011

Testimonial: "Thank you so much for the information.."

  • justme7077 Jul 14, 2011

    I have this exact problem with a 97, there are drips on the ground due to it leaking after the engine is shut off. On mine it has happened near the hold down clamp for the line itself, passenger side.
    Almost impossible to remove the bolt for the hold down without disassembling some things like the fan assembly and such or so i have found at this point



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

1996 Ford Taurus Won't Shift

Your transmission is toast. Smell the fluid on your ****** dipstick. It will smell really burnt.

Feb 04, 2012 | 1996 Ford Taurus

3 Answers

Transmission oil coming out the funnel

If you mean it is coming out of the fill/dipstick tube, then quit driving this car. You will trash the transmission, if it hasn't already happened. Usually when this happens the transmission cooler inside the radiator has busted, and is pumping coolant into the transmission. Then again I have seen some people just overfill it to the extreme. But either way it needs to be checked. This involves dropping the transmission oil pan.

Aug 08, 2011 | 2002 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Check transmission light comes on and it gives me a skip how do i check it


Mar 01, 2011 | 2000 Lincoln LS

1 Answer

My 2001 ford taurus will not move at all with car on. Can place in all gear & still will not move a inch. What has happen

with the engine running,in park, open the hood. pull the transmission dipstick,located on passengers side,just below the windsheild.the handle may be red,or yellow.pull the dipstick out and read it.the fluid level should always be in the crosshairs or XXXXXX's it has a full reading, at the top of theXXXXX's but only while the engines running and motors warm. it [the dipstick has a cold reading,but more acurate when read warm,and in PARK. always use FOMOCO transmission fluid when adding transmission fluid to your car. that means ford motor company fluid only.[fomoco] is it leaking fluid at all? do you see red fluid anywhere that you park the car? if so,then you have either a bad front or rear transmission seal. either ones a better thing than a bad transmission ,sounds like you're just low on fluid,but i got to ask where the fluid leaked or where it went? suggest that you check for leaks. you may add fluid to your transmission and it moves, but be alert,look for a leak somewhere.thank you for choosing

Feb 20, 2011 | 2001 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

I have a 1996 ford taurus. when i stop it does not go back into gear until i press on the gas. when it runs it runs fine

Check the transmission fluid level.

Do this by turning on vehicle, shift through all gears 2x, then leave in neutral.

Pull the transmission dipstick out, clean it off, insert transmission dipstick and pull out again.

The fluid should be in the crosshatched area.

If it is low you will need to add ATF fluid in the dipstick hole.

Dec 13, 2010 | 1996 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

I have a 2000 ford taurus with Transmission Fluid coming out of the dip stick. can i fix this myself or do i have to take it in?

There is a transmission vent tube on top of the transmission, & when the vent tube sticks shut, it causes trans fluid to come out of the dipstick (path of least resistance), and/or, the trans pan gasket. This is a common issue w/ the 2000 Taurus. To resolve puncture the trans vent tube.

Dec 04, 2010 | 2000 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

When put in drive, my car will not move until RPM's hit 1 1/2 or 2 and then it will stop and repeat..transmission problem?

Check the level following Fords instruction - probably somethng like this: Warm the engine and transmission by a drive around the block (operating temperature). Set the hand brake. Check the trans fluid level with the selector in the PARK position. The fluid level should be in the hash mark area. If it is low - add only the type fluid approved by Ford. If it is not a pretty pink or if it smells burned, get your transmission serviced by a professional immediately. If the oil is black, you probably are checking the engine oil, look for another dip stick. DO NOT OVERFILL THE TRANSMISSION!

Thanks for your question At

Jan 08, 2010 | 2000 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Car will start but wont go into any gears

From my understanding you can move the shift lever but not move the car. Check the transmission fluid. You check it with the car on a level surface and the engine running in Park. If there is fluid on the dipstick see if it smells burned. If the fluid is not on the dipstick look under the car to see if it is covered with fluid. If you have a damaged or loose transmission pan you could lose fluid. If it is low on the dipstick add the proper type of fluid until it shows within the operating range. If the car moves then - take it to a transmission shop for an inspection.

Dec 15, 2009 | 2005 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

How to add transmission fuild

Look for a dipstick with transmission on it. then place a long nosed funnel init and pour the trans fluid slowly in it. not to much as it is not like an engine. pour alittle then check it while it is running and heated.then pour alittle more until it says

Nov 06, 2009 | 2000 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Started to take off from a stop and the car just quit pulling. The motor is running fine, the car just will not move when put in gear.

First thing is to check the transmission fluid. Check the level and see if it is dark or smells burned. If the level is fine, but the fluid is in bad shape, you'll need at least a fluid change. If the level is low, adding some might fix it, but you'll want to keep an eye on the level, in case you have a leak somewhere.

Aug 30, 2009 | 2004 Ford Taurus

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Ford Taurus Logo

359 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

76682 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5537 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides