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Old 10-30-2003, 12:55   #1 (permalink)
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Overfilled transmission - problems?

I have a 98 Taurus, with 245K and having shifting problems. I took it to a shop and they said fluid level was fine. I checked it today and it is WAY over the crosshatch mark. I checked it with engine hot, in park, on level ground. Could this be causing my shifting problems, or is this wishful thinking? Any info appreciated.
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Re: Overfilled transmission - problems?

Tony,

Sure could, drain a bit out (suck it(or siphon) out of dipstick hole)) then try again. They don't work too well when overfull. Also if the fluid is black, it should be replaced.


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Thanks for the reply. The fluid looked good, but it is very thin. Is this typical of the Ford fluid? I checked it because I was wanting to add "Lucas" transmission repair and that is when I realized it was overfull. I do not know why the transmission repair shop would say level was OK. I guess they thought they would charge me $1400 for nothing. Thanks again.
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Re: Overfilled transmission - problems?

Tony,

Take it back to the shop that fixed it and get them to verify the levels again, tell them you think it is overfull. It is rare for them to overfill, seeing trans fluid is not cheap.

and,yes, the trans fluid is thin.

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