Question about 1987 Ford Taurus
When i am driving the vehicle from a deadstop it has no horsepower at all and will stall and sputter and buck when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear after 2nd gear however its shifting is fine but still lacking power to get up to speed. i had it taken to a mechanic because i thought it was my transmission and its not.the transmission is fine. so then i thought maybe something to do with the fuel injection system. so far i've replace the spark plugs/wires/distributorcap/distributor rotor and bug/fuel pressure regulator. could my fuel pump be the problem ? i've also had the fuel injectors remanned and i'm just at wits end on this. sometimes if it revs too high while in 1st gear you'll hear what sounds like a backfire only its muffled and coming from the engine.....so please any ideas would be wonderful thanks in advance.
The forward clutch control valve has a retaining clip that is known to break on these tranny's. This can prevent it from shifting into 4th gear. Good news, the part is five bucks. Bad news, it's in the valve body which takes a few hours to get to. I fixed mine in about 8 hours thanks to great step by step instuctions I found online. Search for "valve body removal taurus tranny". If it's not the retainer clip then it could be one of the solenoids on the valve body. I believe there's one just for 3rd and 4th gear. Good luck
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
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