99 taurus transmission shifts funny when hot from first to second what could cause this?

Larry Cooper

Asked by Larry Jul 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM about the 1999 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After I drive car about 8-10 miles and trans get warmed up good the trans seem to hesitate when
shifting from first to second. If I just floor the gas it shifts fine.

4 Answers

Tom Demyan

Did you check the fluid level recently? The procedure is in your owners manual. level surface, engine hot and on, in the cross hatched area.

Hans Dietrich

The trannys on these cars are notoriously fragile. I would recommend you drop the transmission pan and replace the filter, followed by having the trans flushed, to clean out the torque converter.

Larry Cooper

I have done this and it still has the same problem. What should it cost to replace the trans?

Hans Dietrich

I paid 2K to have mine rebuilt on my 2001. If you are planning on keeping the car a long time look at Jasper transmissions...they will cost a bit more but are well built from everything I have heard.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • transmission won't shift or engage 34 answers

    my car just stopped and won't go in to gear forward or reverse

    2003 Ford Taurus


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 Ford Taurus teansmission slipping 2 answers

    My daughters 2001 Taurus was working fine and the other day the battery light started coming on when the rpms go over 2000 and the transmission will not shift out of first. When pulled over stopped th...

    2001 Ford Taurus


    Maintenance & Repair

  • what causes my taurus to shift down and stay n first gear after it reaches normal operating temperature? 1 answer

    97 Taurus runs good until it reaches normal operating temperature. Then it shifts back down to first gear and never shifts up again. I replaced vss but still have same problem. any help?

    1997 Ford Taurus GL


    Maintenance & Repair

  • recalls on 2006 taurus transmissions 8 answers

    torque converter stripped out on 2006 taurus mechanic told me ford had a recall on those transmiisions. need to know if this is true??

    2006 Ford Taurus SEL


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Rear wheel drive or front wheel drive? 13 answers

    I heard that the ford taurus SHO has a V8 but there is one thing that really puzzles me. is it a front wheel drive V8 or a rear wheel drive V8? Most ford taurus' are front wheel drive but what is the...

    1991 Ford Taurus SHO



Looking for a Used Taurus in your area?
CarGurus has 21,251 nationwide Taurus listings starting at $1,750.

Search Ford Taurus Questions

Ford Taurus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,280
#2 lightGear
Reputation 1,390
#3 spock8113
Reputation 1,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala"
1,499 Great Deals out of 45,232 listings starting at $170
Used Ford Explorer"
1,069 Great Deals out of 46,651 listings starting at $850
Used Ford Mustang"
656 Great Deals out of 42,225 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150"
3,142 Great Deals out of 178,951 listings starting at $1,450
Used Toyota Camry"
1,199 Great Deals out of 85,007 listings starting at $1,517
Used Honda Accord"
916 Great Deals out of 73,497 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,089 Great Deals out of 56,648 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Maxima"
373 Great Deals out of 23,311 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Focus"
1,159 Great Deals out of 72,381 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Altima"
1,125 Great Deals out of 80,635 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
276 listings starting at $15,950
2014 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
138 listings starting at $12,393
2013 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
192 listings starting at $10,574
2012 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 75 listings starting at $9,690