I have a 98 Ford Windstar with a 3.8 engine. 14 months ago I had the tranny
rebuilt. Now, when I am driving down the highway at 65 or 70 the tranny
drops down into 1st and 2nd gear causing the engine to over rev and the van
to slow. I then have to pull off the side, hit the flashers and drive 30
miles per hour until it starts driving right again. I took it back to AAMCO
and they told me it would need to be rebuilt again. They charged me $2000
last time to rebuild the transmission. What could be causing this problem?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Since you're not getting any other opinion, I'll offer one; if I were you,
I'd get a second opinion elsewhere. A local transmission shop told me I
needed a new transmission for a Volvo, so I took it to Volvo for a second
opinion and they found the real problem for a LOT less. Even full-time
transmission shops can make a mistake. My problem wasn't that the
transmission was bad, but a control part was failing. Your problem sounds
to me like a controls issue and all the whirly, greasy parts inside may be
However, if you haven't already, pull the dipstick from the transmission
today and if the fluid doesn't look good (uniformly red or dark red) or
smells burnt or looks crusty on the stick - well, those are bad signs and a
rebuild may be in the cards. I've been there. If that's the case here, you
have my heartfelt sympathy.
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