Ford Taurus/Sable 1996-1999 Repair Guide



See Figure 1

The transaxle code is found on the Vehicle Certification Label (VCL), affixed on the left front door jamb or door pillar. The code is located in the lower right-hand corner of the VCL. This code designates the transaxle type installed in the vehicle. A transaxle identification tag is also affixed to the transaxle assembly usually located on top of the converter housing.

The codes are as follows:

Code L: AX4S 4-speed automatic transaxle
Code X: AX4N 4-speed automatic transaxle

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Fig. Fig. 1: Typical transaxle identification code which is usually located on top of the converter housing-AX4S and AX4N transaxles