Ford Taurus/Sable 1986-1995 Repair Information

Manual Transaxle



See Figure 1

Each time the engine oil is changed, the fluid level of the transaxle should be checked. The car must be resting on level ground or supported on jackstands (front and back) evenly. To check the fluid, remove the filler plug, located on the upper front (driver's side) of the transaxle with a 3 / 8 in. (10mm) extension and ratchet.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Checking the manual transaxle fluid-early model 2.5L shown

The filler plug has a hex head; do not mistake any other bolts for the filler plug. Do not overfill the transaxle. The oil level should be even with the edge of the filler hole or within 1 / 4 in. (6mm) of the hole. If the oil is low, add Motorcraft Type F or Dexron®II automatic transmission fluid.