Originally Posted by newman891
I recently traded my 2003 Dodge Ram for a 2003 Ford Taurus. I had it 2 weeks and the transmission started acting up. The transmission is not wanting to accelerate without slipping and sometimes takes its time grabbing second gear. I took it to a Transmission shop, the guy told me it was the planetary gears and that I need to get it rebuilt. I speak to my uncle who tells me to try some Lucas Transmission fix stuff. The car had apparently been leaking a bit of tranny fluid, so I added the bottle with the mechanic looking over my shoulder. Needless to say, the car drove like new all the 23 miles home. Didn't slip, shifted perfectly. I stopped at a stoplight, and the car went back into not wanting to shift. The leak has stopped, I tried to drive it today just around the block, and it does drive fine barring a little trouble getting into second. I checked my fluid, and its WAY over the line...so I checked the manual and it said that overfilling the tranny fluid can cause the problems I am experiencing. How do I remove fluid from the transmission without taking off the pan and all? Do you think that the fluid could be the cause of all of this commotion? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, it's hard to go to college when you don't have transportation. Thanks.
Hello, and good day to you....First thing, Buy a Haynes Repair manual for your car at any Auto-zone, or Advance Auto...Tranny Fluid over the recommend amount is not a good thing...
I recommend you pull the Tran/Pan off, drain, and flush the Tran/fluid...thern replace the Tran/filter...Replace the gasket on the pan...some gaskets are re-usable, if rubber type...Find out what the recommended amount of Tran/fluid is to be replace...I believe it may be between 5 to 7 qaurts...but don't quote me on that one.
One more thing your TRS (transmission, range, sensor) could be bad....Have you local Ford Dealer check this....this Item is a device that tells the PCM if it is the right gear..P/R/(D)/D, and it tells the system to accelerate.
Also have the VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) checked, this is highly likely the culprit.