2006 Taurus - Transmission - Loose part & missing bolts

20

Asked by Feb 20, 2010 at 05:23 PM about the 2006 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello Everyone,

I am new to this forum and just started to work on my 2006 Ford Taurus SE. I am not an expert mechanic, and don't have much experience fixing cars - but I do enjoy it and have the patience to persevere.

The car is leaking transmission fluid. I believe this is because the transmission pan is no longer sealed well, due to an impact on it while driving. So I need to change the pan, gasket, and filter.

As I got ready to do this work, I noticed one part that looks like a think circular plate is somewhat loose: I can move it with my hand. There's a space between it and another part in the transmission. Also, a couple of bolts seem to be missing.

I have a short YouTube video which more clearly shows what the problem is. Please take a look at it at this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuQUU3K0DuM

Should I be concerned about this? If so, what should be done?

Thanks,
JPG.

7 Answers

4,885

The "circular plate" is just a shield, if you look underneath it you will just see the flywheel, this is nothing to be concerned about. It looks like your transmission was either removed or worked on previously.... or you nocked the bolts loose on whatever you hit. That pan and seal need to be replaced asap. While you have it removed you may as well change the filter and transmission fluid.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

Thanks Christopher, I appreciate your reply. Yes, I'm getting ready to replace that pan - probably tonight. The pan says the gasket is meant to be reused and not replaced, but I got a new one. I figure it will be more work to remove the one from the old pan and put it on the new pan than to just use the new gasket to make the seal.

20

Oh, one more thing: As you said I will also be changing the filter and fluid. I plan to seal the new OEM plastic gasket to the transmission pan by using Permatex Gasket Maker (high-temp red rtv silicone). What do you think of that?

125

on thoe tranny if the gasket is liege or plastic never use a rtv sealed it will make it leak and ive seen so many people use selaer on gasket and it made the gasket slip and leak put the gasket that made for it and leave it be the bolt missing under is for the flex plate you should replace it so no shit goes in there and get to your seal

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20

Benoit, What do you mean by "if the gasket is liege". I never heard of a material called "liege". Online searches don't help. Can you please clarify?

4,885

Clean the areas where the gasket is being installed. With this gasket you should not need RTV or any other sealents.

125

a liege is like some carbord gasket ford use it on a lot off there tranny pan

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2006 Taurus - Transmission - Loose part & missing bolts 7 answers

    Hello Everyone, I am new to this forum and just started to work on my 2006 Ford Taurus SE. I am not an expert mechanic, and don't have much experience fixing cars - but I do enjoy it and have the pa...

    2006 Ford Taurus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2006 Ford Taurus Transmission 1 answer

    Driving on the ex-way and all of a sudden the car seemed to slow down. gave it some gas but no increase in speed. Car finally coasted to a stop. Found that I no longer had drive, reverse, or any ot...

    2006 Ford Taurus SEL

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how many types transmission taurus 2006 have 1 answer

    i ordered a front passenger side axle for 2006 taurus 4door it was two long why? they mechanic said was 2 different size transmissions in 2006

    2006 Ford Taurus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2006 Taurus - Transmission Cooler Tube leak 1 answer

    Hello All, I have a 2006 Ford Taurus SE. I detected a leak in the transmission fluid cooler tubes, which seem to be made out of metal. If you search on http://fordparts.com, the Ford Part Numbers are...

    2006 Ford Taurus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • car charger on 2006 Ford Taurus not working, missing fuse diagram? 1 answer

    I am missing my fuse Diagram for the 2006 Ford Taurus and need to change the fuse for the car charger, not the cigarette lighter; can you tell me where the fuse is located?

    2006 Ford Taurus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Taurus

Looking for a Used Taurus in your area?

CarGurus has 19,042 nationwide Taurus listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:

Search Ford Taurus Questions

Ford Taurus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,000
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,970
#3 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,940
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Fusion
1,293 Great Deals out of 76,453 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
596 Great Deals out of 35,247 listings starting at $899
Used Dodge Charger
521 Great Deals out of 28,760 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer
882 Great Deals out of 65,347 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Mustang
697 Great Deals out of 44,970 listings starting at $750
Used Ford F-150
2,142 Great Deals out of 195,104 listings starting at $290
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,126 Great Deals out of 78,643 listings starting at $2,500
Used Honda Accord
1,037 Great Deals out of 68,899 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chrysler 300
399 Great Deals out of 18,315 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,200 Great Deals out of 84,712 listings starting at $750
Used Ford Focus
774 Great Deals out of 54,874 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Edge
809 Great Deals out of 47,859 listings starting at $2,100
Used Nissan Maxima
331 Great Deals out of 24,403 listings starting at $800
Used Buick LaCrosse
291 Great Deals out of 19,406 listings starting at $899
Used Nissan Altima
1,286 Great Deals out of 75,642 listings starting at $1,695

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
905 listings starting at $17,760
2016 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
235 listings starting at $14,995
2015 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 110 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 154 listings starting at $9,296
2013 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 171 listings starting at $6,989

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.