I'm not sure what is involved in checking the cooler and hoses for restrictions otherwise. When the weather is cooler, overheating would take a longer time to occur or not occur at all. Check fluid again and top off as necessary. I will visually check the fins the next chance I get. Some weird problems do require extensive testing and diagnostics and since the dealership is taking responsibility and continuing to perform diagnostics, you would have to bear with them for the time being.
I'm trying to stay with my local dealer since I feel they need to make it right for not diagnosing it correctly the first time. The reason I had the flush done is because my garage thought that whoever had the vehicle before me had another garage put the wrong type of fluid in the tranny. I really wish I can give her some good news but I guess that's not going to happen, right?. Step 1 - Locate the transmission dipstick Always use caution when opening and securing the hood of your truck. My garage did use TransX right after the flush in February to help recondition the seals, etc. He said the gauge showed nothing unusual. If you accidentally overfill it, the easiest way to get some fluid out is to drain some from the torque converter.
Its possible the tranny is now in great shape and the wear particles collected in the pan were of an earlier period. Start the engine and allow to warm up to normal operating temperature. Here are costs and options for how to purchase. The sediment that was in the pan may have been collecting since manufacture! This is difficult unless you let it drain overnight so you can clean off the plug and dry off the threads in the torque converter. Service Manager said that his recommendation is, if it were his vehicle, to just drive it as it is. The way the the system keep transmission fluid from going into the transfer case is a seal on the front of the transfer case. Also, once after driving, the tranny would not go into any gear until it cooled down.
Dirty fluid can cause issues ranging from a check engine light to damaged transmission internals. Fill out the form here to get an estimate via e-mail. They have added fluid over the last few months as needed due to the leaking and from when they replaced my transfer case gasket and tranny pan gasket but I have not had all of the fluid replaced again since the February flush. Is a replacement tranny in my future? Your car would be running very slowly or with many slips because of the overfilled transmission fluid. Your dipstick will have both cold and hot level indicators.
Pawpaw - I have the same exact situation on my Aerostar - in fact, I'm afraid to drive it now, I'm a good 1 inch over the crosshatches for sure. Check out our complete line of products. Be very careful when reinstalling the pan and torque to factory … specs, in a criss-cross pattern. I can now change my transmission fluid as easily as my oil. Replace the entire radiator the tranny cooler is built inside the radiator on my Explorer, I'm told 2.
My garage did use TransX right after the flush in February to help recondition the seals, etc. It pulls out of the valve cover and if you shake it, you should hear a marble knocking inside it. I was told that my computer never has shown any codes relating to an overheating condition in the tranny. Many, many thanks for your technical insight along the way. All Automatic Transmission Fluids are Not the Same Automatic transmission fluid is designed to work with a specific list of transmissions. You don't want to see chunks of metal.
Check your transmission fluid's color against this chart. Put sample on towel alongside the first. The vehicles that have ones with drain plug y … ou still have to replace the filter anyway. Do you have any guesses? Pull the dipstick out of the filler tube and set aside. Also, once after driving, the tranny would not go into any gear until it cooled down. For the home mechanic this is a very difficult procedure and ill advised to attempt if there are no issues with the tranny.
Foaming is another problem for your transmission if it is overfilled with transmission fluid. The temperature reading did not show anything out of the ordinary, nor were there any shift problems showing up. You had done repairs to the trans previously and when trans fails, there is a possibility of debris clogging the cooler. But the rest of the description still applies. I would go with that! The other transmission is the 4R100, and has a drain plug in the pan. From the symptoms and conditions of it occurring, I believe it is a temperature related problem and the weather might play an important part in it.
Any code within this range point to a transmission related fault. The transmission mechanic inspected all the usual places where fluid may be leaking and physically inspected the levels. Follow the procedure shown below to flatten the flange surface of the pan, if needed. I don't have that car, but if you look around you'll find it. A quart of tranny fluid at 93,000 miles isnt eyebrow raising amounts of fluid lost. They think that maybe the tranny fluid is possibly overheating and causing the fluid to expand to the point of leaking. The shifting was harsh sometimes and downshifting was the worst, gear would suddenly kick in after the revs had gone a bit high.
What kinds of repairs does a transmission need? It is good for changing out rear end lube too, open the fill plug, pull out the lube through the filler hole, If the cover isn't leaking why open it up and potentially cause a leak, if there is a bunch of metal in the lube then you should open it up. The temperature reading did not show anything out of the ordinary, nor were there any shift problems showing up. Let me know how you solved this, Phroman for your Truck too. Pan bolts are easily over-tightened and are easily stripped. At 95K, you're probably due for a tranny filter. That means the cargo-carrying capacity--the amount of cargo that the pickup is capable of carrying in its cargo bed--is three-quarters of a ton, or 1,500 pounds. As the weather is getting colder, you might not have any problem for now.