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Old 01-15-2008, 11:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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yes, it must be a 95 because the headlights don't match up with the 96.


Wiki 95
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'95 NON-sho stats:
Production 	1992–1995
Assembly 	Hapeville, Georgia
                Chicago, Illinois

Body style(s) 	4-door sedan
                5-door station wagon

Layout 	          FF layout
Platform 	  Ford D186 platform

Engine(s) 	 3.0 L SFI Vulcan V6
                 3.8 L Essex V6
                 3.0 L SHO V6
                 3.2 L SHO V6

Transmission(s) 4-speed AXOD-E automatic
                4-speed AX4N automatic
                4-speed AX4S automatic
                5-speed MTX-IV manual

Wheelbase       106.0 in (2692.4 mm)
Length 	Sedan:  192.0 in (4876.8 mm)
Station wagon:  193.1 in (4904.7 mm)

Width 	        71.2 in (1808.5 mm)
Height 	Sedan:  54.1 in (1374.1 mm)–55.4 in (1407.2 mm)
Station wagon:  55.5 in (1409.7 mm)

Curb weight 	3118 lb (1414 kg)–3472 lb (1575 kg)
Related 	Mercury Sable
                Lincoln Continental
                Ford Windstar
yes, mine is a sedan. i think it's the auto OD transmission (IF od stands for overdrive - but they all have 4th gear so scratch that)

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Old 01-16-2008, 10:55 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If you had a SHO you'd know it. It'd have SHO written on it first of all, and everything would be more like a sports car.

Just search your VIN number on carfax or something to see what it is exactly, or look it up in your door jam.
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Door jam has no sticker.
carfax costs $. that 15$ could pay for 1/2 a battery! :P

I'll get the vin l8r and Google it to see if any handy vin facts comes up - sometimes that works on cars.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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think you can post a pic of the car and type out the first 10 digits of the vin and i can give you some information on the car right off the top of my head. Which will help with a future issue with the car if you do go electric.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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yes, it must be a 95 because the headlights don't match up with the 96.


Wiki 95
Wiki '96
Code:
'95 NON-sho stats:
Production 	1992–1995
Assembly 	Hapeville, Georgia
                Chicago, Illinois

Body style(s) 	4-door sedan
                5-door station wagon

Layout 	          FF layout
Platform 	  Ford D186 platform

Engine(s) 	 3.0 L SFI Vulcan V6
                 3.8 L Essex V6
                 3.0 L SHO V6
                 3.2 L SHO V6

Transmission(s) 4-speed AXOD-E automatic
                4-speed AX4N automatic
                4-speed AX4S automatic
                5-speed MTX-IV manual

Wheelbase       106.0 in (2692.4 mm)
Length 	Sedan:  192.0 in (4876.8 mm)
Station wagon:  193.1 in (4904.7 mm)

Width 	        71.2 in (1808.5 mm)
Height 	Sedan:  54.1 in (1374.1 mm)–55.4 in (1407.2 mm)
Station wagon:  55.5 in (1409.7 mm)

Curb weight 	3118 lb (1414 kg)–3472 lb (1575 kg)
Related 	Mercury Sable
                Lincoln Continental
                Ford Windstar
yes, mine is a sedan. i think it's the auto OD transmission (IF od stands for overdrive - but they all have 4th gear so scratch that)
The information you got from wiki is inaccurate at best for that gen of Taurus. The five speed mtx was not available except on the first gen model wagon and most of the SHO sedans(through out the first three generations). The ax4s is an unlikely transmission to have in those years as well because Ford was just beginning to put them in the Taurus. And the ax4n and axod-e are crap unless rebuilt with non aluminum parts..... yeah live and learn with that one. But i still love these cars.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:00 PM   #17 (permalink)
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you're now officially a Taurus Freak.
i perfer Toyotas. I've had a '85 corolla, and both an 85 and 86 Celica (consecutively) - you know, back when they had style. If i had one today I'd bath it daily with a diaper and drive only 15mph! god i miss those Celicas.

Pic will have to wait until the weekend. i have to dig up my digi cam. I'll get the vin in the morning (when there's more light) and jot it down for you in a pm.

BTW, did you see my 2 Tauruses are for trade? If you feel like a road trip let me know.


DOH!!!!! What am i thinking?
it's the 91 Taurus i'm wanting to mod, not my 95!!!
that day i was working a 15 hour shift. (i chat you guys while i'm at work)
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Production 	1986–1991
Assembly 	Hapeville, Georgia
 	        Chicago, Illinois
Body style(s) 	4-door sedan  <---
             	5-door station wagon
Layout 	FF layout
Platform 	Ford D186 platform
Engine(s) 	2.5 L HSC I4
 	         3.0 L Vulcan V6  <----
 	         3.8 L Essex V6
 	         3.0 L SHO V6
Transmission(s) 	3-speed ATX automatic
                	4-speed AXOD automatic <--
                	4-speed AXOD-E automatic
                	5-speed MTX manual
                  	5-speed MTX-IV manual
Wheelbase 	106.0 in (2692.4 mm)
Length 	Sedan: 188.4 in (4785.4 mm)
Station wagon: 191.9 in (4874.3 mm)
Width 	70.8 in (1798.3 mm)
Height 	1986-88 Sedan: 54.3 in (1379 mm)
       	1989-1991 Sedan: 54.1 in (1374 mm)    <----
       	1986-88 Wagon: 55.1 in (1400 mm)
       	1989-1991 Wagon: 55.4 in (1407 mm)
Curb weight 	3050 lb (1383 kg)
Related 	Mercury Sable
         	Lincoln Continental
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After my Taurus went out I got an 07 Yaris. So I assume the arrows mean you have tose so I no longer need the vin. The 3.0 is a great engine and can actually get mid 20's with mildy aggressive driving. The axod is going to kill you in the end, I highly recommend replacing or removing altogether for the conversion. The third gear will 'prematurely' wear out and cause havoc on the other gears. Also on that combination the rear main seal is easily broken and will drip enough oil to make you concerned. And if you thought of putting the batteries under the rear seat think again cause its not hollow like I thought Originally, and its does not consist of enough weight to be removed for weight savings. Maybe 15lbs max if I remember.

edit: i may have mixed the ax4s and ax4n in the previous post.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Check out taurusclub.com for some more information and some ideas on how to improve the vehicle for your conversion. They are more performance oriented but their technical stand point with these cars will amaze you so if you plan on cutting anywhere on that car ask them first lol.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:30 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I don't like it - it 'Feels' too big when I'm in it (and that matters a lot because I've had SOOOoooo many accidents- and even a few scars and hospital stays to prove it)

but if it was electric.....
that'd more than make up for my dislikes of the car.
Any advice for EV Only modding? does it sound doable?

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