Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hickman Nebraska
what sort of fluid? mercV or cheep stuff? has it been changed regularly? did you ever fix the leak that caused the loss of the quarts years ago?
sometimes Ive seen low pump pressure from a trans cause slow engage, or even crashing into gear like my fathers a4ld. she might just be getting high millage.
but if the fluid and filter hasn't been changed in 30k+ then it needs done. sometimes that can work miracles, or if the fluid is too far gone it can shock the trans and blow a lip seal or something. that stuff still at least looks brown, but if it turns black cross your fingers and hope
and keep the reusable gasket if its still their, or go to ford and get one... they don't leak at all, while all the cheep rubber junk from the parts store kits will warp your pan and leak like a sieve...
RUST!! eating away at me more than the rear fender wells
95 Deep Jewel Green 40th Anniversary Bird / Stock SOHC 190k 96-97 intake swap, 97 Mk8 4R70W, Jmod, 3L27 / energy susp rear spindle, and cobra arm bushings, 93 Mk8 shaft, and LCAs, 225/60r16 on Windstar twin 5spokes, Vogtland 1.6drop springs, Tokico Blues, PBR, and rear-disk swap, 89 SC swaybars