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brown transmission fluid
I replaced my transmission filter and gasket. I did not do a full flush, did not have enough time to drain the torque converter, and the lines to the radiator. I was hoping that i can get enough out to make it better. however the 6-7 quarts i replaced (out of 12) did not do much to change the color of the fluid. its a lighter brown now. what could this mean? i know it means i am burning fluid but what could be wrong?
1986 Mercury Cougar GS (RIP Dec 1985-Nov 2002)
1993 Ford Thunderbird LX (Jan 2004 - Feb 2005 sold but might be returning to be parted out)
2004 Chevy Monte Carlo LS (the tbird replacement)
I need another thunderbird or cougar....
Join Date: Jul 2002
Do a full flush asap . Get a firend to watch the TC drain plug as you give it half cranks. When my first gear was slipping I thought it was a broken acummulator, but it was fluid.
yeah that color fluid is not good, smell it, it will smell burnt. that means your poor tranny is waaaay to hot. do a complete fluid change (you can do it yourself if you have a breaker bar for the crank) and put a tranny cooler on there. your tranny will thank you.
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Join Date: May 2003
Location: Beckville, TX
I went way too long before changing my fluid and it ended up like yours. I found this out when it started jerking at light acceleration when the tranny was cold. I changed half of it like you because I knew I would change the rest in 2 or 3 weeks. You should change the rest soon though. The brown fluid is no good.
1994 Thunderbird LX 232
Discarded air silencer. Gutted cats. [email protected] mph at this point. 8.8" Trackloc differential with polyurethane bushings. PA manual valvebody. Sport springs.
1989 Thunderbird SC 5-speed
ESM ported supercharger. Performance exhaust.
2005 Yamaha YZF600R
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