Hi, Last week I had the transmission fluid changed in my 2001 Windstar
at a quickie lube place. Like a dummy I didn't check to sure that the
level was correct. I traveled to a remote area and the transmission
started slipping. There was no fluid on the stick and all I could find
at the convenience store was type F of which I added one quart. I
later found an auto parts store and bought 2 more quarts of mercon 5
which I also added. I am thinking that only one quart is not going to
make much difference, but I'd like to hear comments from someone better
informed on the subject than I am. Thanks
Just out of curiousity, how did you check the level on the dipstick? With
the engine running or engine off? The reason I ask is because if you
checked it with the engine shut off, it would not read any fluid on the
dipstick. The correct procedure for almost any vehicle (check the manual
just in case I may be wrong) is to check the fluid with the engine running
and up to operating temperature, obviously on a level surface.
BTW, one quart should not hurt anything.
Flush the tranny! I did the same in a GM some years ago and lost the
torque converter lockup... Do yourself a favor, trannys are not
cheap... 75$ for a flush is cheap and it will be good for the tranny...
================Save yer QuickieLubeIt receipt,
call yer lawyer and sue for a new tranny.
~has to go buy some razor blades, the doctor left a probe in his chest~
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