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Old 01-30-2003, 18:13   #1 (permalink)
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Question AU2 XR6HP Auto Trans Problems

It appears that the Gremlins may have entered my car. After 2 visits to my local Ford dealer I am none the wiser on my problem (and can I say the guys at Centralian Motors did all they could to find the problem!!) I am hoping that some else may have had asimilar problem.

Firstly I have a AU2 Series II XR6HP Auto. About a week ago the XR dropped what was red fluid on the garage floor. It was red in colour and a very light oil (like either power steering or trans fluid) The pool left was about the size of a football. The leak appeared to come from the centre of the vehicle but unsure of whether it was front or rear of the engine bay. Took the car to Ford who said they could not source the leak and that the XR had no red fluids. Strange thing is no leaks since.

Then last week the auto trans appeared to be doing some strange things. When slowing down to around 50Km/hr it was if someone was jamming on the brakes and the trans would slow the car dramatically, almot like the diff was locking. This happened a number of times, mostly when the car was cold. Took the car back to the Ford dealer and of course it didn't do it!! They said they ran the car over the diagnostics and checked the fluid levels but couldn't fault it. Must say their is no problems with acceleration at all. Trans feels strong and no flaring.

I hope that someone out their can assist me with this frustrating problem.

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the XR had no red fluids
That's a bit strange, I thought trans fluid was red. If it drops fluid, something is wrong. Can you get a sample of the fluid yourself? I'm thinking water intrusion from the cooler, but I'm not sure where it could leak from. I'm not up with these transmissions without a dipstick.
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Old 02-20-2003, 03:34   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, Had the same?? problem with my EL XR6
It was transmission fluid bubbling out the transmission breather which is on the top of the transmission. It only did it after hard driving and what caused it was fliud breakdown... You may need to change your fluid
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Yeah, I wonder how bluxr6 got on. It's good to have a two way conversation!
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I guess first things first is to check if your transmission fluid is st the correct level and top up if necessary. My guess is that it's probably abit low on fluids hence the problems with the transmission in changing gears etc.

I guess when it leaks again if you can get under the car someway you'll be able to trace where the fluid is comming from.
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These auto transmissions are sealed and do not have a dipstick - there is no easy way to check the fluid level.
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There is a plug on the side of the transmission to check the fluid level, but it has to be done at the right temperature. Another cost saving measure to screw the home mechanic.

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Yep au didnt have a dip stick stupid if i say, does it have a trany cooler, if not fit one.
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