I just bought a 91 econoline 150 with automatic transmission. The van has
86k miles and runs pretty good but the automatic shifting is a little
rough - it jolts into gear instead of just gently shifting. It's not really
bad, but bad enough to make me worry a little.
I checked the transmission fluid this evening with the engine cold and it's
wayyyy over the high mark, probably 5 inches or so above the 'Add'. Now I
know that it's supposed to be checked with the transmission warm, with the
engine idling, and the transmission in park. However, after checking it
cold I'm wondering if I should drain some fluid out before I warm it up.
I'm worried that it may have too much fluid and cause damage to the
transmission or seals if I run it very long like this.
Thanks for info or tips!