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I noticed you were having problems earlier. Anything of that? Did you change your and filter?

If so, can you tell me how the old fluid was it black or very dark? anything solid in the pan? How has it been since your fluid/filter change?

I’ve that transmissions are probably one of the most neglected maintenance on any car, which is odd considering importance and cost to replace. not a knock on you, it’s common and most people don’t know how often to their transmission or even it needs service at all. manufacturers tend to recommend intervals for transmissions that are beyond what they be for optimal life and performance. being, it’s generally an procedure to perform, most will charge at least to do it. Thus, manufacturers like to their transmissions look durable and cheaper to maintain by extended service intervals. gets it to the warranty termination but isn’t very good for term life or performance. you can do it yourself for probably $30-$40 or maybe a little more on the quality of fluid and filter you and if you choose to use any additives.

Slipping is a really bad sign a transmission, and I’m sorry to say not often something that can be with something quick or If the fluid is too low, however, it can in slipping. but driving it for long that will result in that can’t be fixed by adding fluid.

More likely, your car was simply too long without a proper on the transmission, or even without a at all. This results in burned fluid (dark or even black) that resist shear as well as it and allows clutch plates to at an accelerated rate due to the added in the fluid. Eventually the clutches become so worn that no longer hold friction as as they should and allow the to slip when shifting

If the transmission has been maintained to where it has never reached I call the point of no return, a and filter change may allow the to temporarily dissipate due to the better properties of the new fluid, but it’s to persist and return at an increased in the future. Slipping usually something is worn internally, and won’t change that.

The point of no return, as I call it, is the where a car’s transmission has run for so long on the same fluid the friction plates on the clutches are practically to the point where are nonexistant. At this point, the thing creating friction the clutches are the excessive amounts of in the fluids, and changing the fluid take the friction away, you with a transmission that probably fail in short I consider the point of no return for automatic transmissions to be about miles. After that, taking a gamble if you change fluid, but in most cases say try it anyway. However if your car has 134K without a fluid changing it now would probably do harm than good and time to start saving up for a or replacement.

Gunk in the transmission, earlier in this thread, does not cause slipping but it can a host of other problems. The is actually varnish, which fluid will slowly into over time (a a car has gone too long between This generally causes check balls, and solenoids in the to stick or operate erratically. of this are hard shifts, engagement into gear, or a to shift into or out of a particular

If you’re willing to try changing fluid and see what it does, I the following procedure if you’re on doing it yourself. Other being messy, it’s easy to do. Many shops connect your car to a fluid machine, which allows all of the to be changed, but I don’t recommend this to a car with suspected problems as the pressure generated by machines may cause further

I don’t know what your car requires, or the capacity, but owner’s manual will that. Remember that if you are the pan you will only remove a more than half of the capacity in most cases. If transmission fluid in the car now looks or brown, pick up enough for two changes. If it just looks red (how it should look changes), then you only enough fluid for one change. pick up one replacement filter of choice.

Go to the additives section of auto parts store and for two things: SeaFoam Transtune and TransFix. Make sure you get the that goes in the transmission, not the that goes in the gas tank or in air intake. You only need one of each.

Dump the entire bottle of into your transmission tube, or whatever fill is used for your transmission use the dipstick tube). Drive car for about 100 miles with the in your transmission. It doesn’t to be all at once, you can just drive as you do over the course of several During this time the will clean out the varnish and contaminants in your transmission. If transmission has been neglected, you start noticing a marked in the quality of your shifts as as the general behavior of your

When 100 miles is up, remove the pan (or the drain plug if you have and allow the old fluid to drain. If you are two changes for old fluid, leave alone inside, bolt the pan up or reinstall the drain plug and with new fluid. Drive it for a few to a week, and then drain the again. Whenever you do the final change, replace the old filter the new one. Also don’t to put on the new transmission pan gasket that with the new filter and discard the old Refill with fluid up to a quart below capacity.

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Next, dump in the entire of Lucas TransFix. This is supposed to improve shifts and slippage by adding friction and clutch conditioners to enhance It may help to temporarily alleviate but I’ve also found it improve shift quality in on older transmissions.

After the Lucas, check the capacity of transmission. The Lucas bottle is a half quart so you’ll need to add a little bit more to get it to capacity. Check for leaks and done.

I’ve found the above procedure can really wonders on transmissions that like they are on the verge of or just shift like

For future changes, I recommend no further than 15-20k between changes for optimal and life. Some cars may it sooner. Check your condition periodically, and if it starts or smelling burned before go ahead and change it. My old LeSabre changes every 10-15k and it even had an aftermarket transmission

Both the truck and the Lucerne been on the above system new and shift remarkably well. the truck at almost 100K now smoother than brand new we have at work with 1000-5000 miles on them. I don’t add the Lucas TransFix, unless dealing with a worn transmission or one with the of neglect.

Long post, but this helps you get somewhere your problem or at least you a better behaving transmission for a


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