3 spd automatic--is it wrecked??
I'm a little upset because today while driving to TAFE my 1988 NA Fairlane didn't seem to take off. There was a great shudder under acceleration, and while it did eventually go, and gave me the 80 kilometres or so i needed today, i have a bad feeling that the automatic may be destroyed.
To be quite honest i don't know that much about autos. And I'm kicking myself because whilst I had checked that auto fluid a number of times, i hadn't done it whilst hot as per the workshop manual. So even tho I had a good level of reasonably red fluid cold, could it still be true that I have run the thing dry?? I checked it about 30 secs after stopping, and it was VERY low, like just on the dipstick, and also brown.
I purchased the car 4 months ago and it recently went 250000 klms. I haven't had an auto service, but have one booked in next wk, that is if the thing makes it that far. I'm gonna buy some fluid tomorrow and put it in, but have I wrecked the tranny guys?
Next question, if it ran dry of fluid, what happens, how do you fix it and how much does it cost?
Sorry this was so long. Thanks for your help.