Why does my Ford taurus run but won't drive

Asked by Apr 14, 2015 at 03:25 PM about the 2000 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

7,640

Automatic trans issues? fluid level? ever serviced? like every 30K ? Cooler added? they liked to break a drum. Without adequate cooling and regular service, this can sometimes be the result.

If you have or change fluid get you a bottle of Trans X it replaces one quart of trans fluid... It is kinda like slick 50 which is for oil... It conditions all moving parts in trans and keeps all seal soft.. My Dad had a 79 Impala Station wagon once that wouldn't take reverse with out the trans warming up for so long, he put Trans X conditioner in it worked fine up until he traded it off.....

7,640

If there IS a failed part like a hairline crack in the forward clutch drum, once it reaches the right temp it can lose pressure. There is an updated part and you can improve the trans cooler, but installing a repaired unit is the way. What you find on yours ? You have to do the system prechecks, pick out what it does exactly, when, test for that and or run system pressure tests to verify. Trans shop, who knows, your particular build or run of the group could even have a simpler easier and cheaper cause ?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Why won't my Taurus accelerate over 25mph? 3 answers

    In my 2001 Ford Taurus, I had my transmission rebuilt a couple months ago and it was running fine for about a few weeks. Then it would start shaking when I was idling, and nothing happened, so I got...

    2001 Ford Taurus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 Ford Taurus 7 answers

    I was out of town when my car started to overheat. I noticed the engine cooling fan had stopped so I checked the fuses and one was bad, so I swapped it from another component not needed. It cooled ...

    2000 Ford Taurus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1998 Ford Taurus 1 answer

    I was driving my 1998 Ford Taurus about 50- 55mph and suddenly out of nowhere I experienced total engine power loss. I tried to restart the car but it won't start. There is electrical power but whe...

    1998 Ford Taurus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How to correct a slipping transmission in a 2000 Ford Taurus? 5 answers

    Son changed transmission and fluid in my car, had to disconnect the battery to get the transmission to engage and now the transmission is slipping. Previously the transmission was working perfectly...

    2000 Ford Taurus SES

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 Ford Taurus SE won't go in drive but goes n reverse??? 2 answers

    2004 Ford Taurus SE won't go in drive but goes n reverse???

    2004 Ford Taurus SE

    -

    General

Taurus

Looking for a Used Taurus in your area?

CarGurus has 19,943 nationwide Taurus listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Ford Taurus Questions

Ford Taurus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,570
#2 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,860
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
796 Great Deals out of 34,383 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Explorer
939 Great Deals out of 73,806 listings starting at $750
Used Ford F-150
2,702 Great Deals out of 211,804 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
364 Great Deals out of 44,400 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
811 Great Deals out of 81,609 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,007 Great Deals out of 85,671 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Focus
702 Great Deals out of 58,652 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Camry
1,103 Great Deals out of 96,275 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan Maxima
347 Great Deals out of 25,221 listings starting at $1,400
Used Nissan Altima
1,090 Great Deals out of 82,556 listings starting at $670

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
254 listings starting at $18,810
2016 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
756 listings starting at $16,990
2015 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
98 listings starting at $10,788
2014 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 150 listings starting at $8,700
2013 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
169 listings starting at $7,990