My 4 speed auto in my EB is slipping. I never really noticed until the workshop who has my car now told me, but thinking back they are right.
Anyways, the trans is running fine other than the slipping, it selects all the gears like it should.
But sometimes when it is just started and at slow speeds it will be driving along in first, then go into neutral on its own for a second then clunk back into gear unless I take my foot off the gas then it goes into gear smoothly.
If this happens it only does it once while drving and only when it is just started after a cold night.
Do you guys think my trans is in a bad way or just in need of a decent service and fluid change?
Twin Cam EA falcon
SWB Ford Maverick
Well check the fluid colour on the dipstick for one, if its any colour other then red, like a brownish looking mess, then fluid flush will help, also an adjustment of the front band might work as well, thats an easy one to do, front and rear band adjustment is external on the 4 speed auto.
I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think
I had a similar problem, I had noticed the trans fluid getting brown but had been holding off servicing it due to lack of $$$ and time. I took it to a trans specialist who told me when he dropped the trans oil pan out that there was brass in the filter. Problem was the trans cooler in the radiator had degraded and the trans cooler pipes were blocked, which cooked the fluid turning it brown and making it shift hard sometimes and slip. Fixed cooler + service and it was like a new transmission. :)
1992 Ford Falcon EB2 GLi sedan I6 A4
if ur gonna spend money on fixing up the trans then put it towards a different/better one to handle the power. Ive heard u can do Supra box conversions for about 2000. Now THAT would be nice, you can run taller diff ratios cause you have taller 6th gear on those boxes. Or u sppose you could go for a C4/C9 if you want an auto that can handle the power.
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