Tackling Taurus' Transmission Woes

Automatics tend to be a big troublemaker on these models, and a repair job can get pretty pricey mighty quickly

A reader asks: My 1996 Ford Taurus with the 3-liter V-6 engine has an intermittent problem with its transmission. On cold days, it seems to work fine, but on warm days, it seems to slip when I engage Drive. It doesn't slip if I move it directly to low gear. Am I looking at a new gearbox or should I be looking at a new car entirely?

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