need help fast
i have a bit of a problem. i bought my 2004 4banger brand new and ended up giving it to my mother after about 1500 miles because she needed a ride and i decided i didn't want to make the payments anymore.
she had it for 7 years and decided she didn't want it anymore and gave it to me.
i went to check the transmission the other day because pulling out onto our road the other day, the engine revved up to 4,000-5,000 rpms to shift into gear. i checked the fluid and it was brown and had a bit of a burnt smell to it.
i asked my mom when the last time she changed the transmission fluid was and i couldn't believe her reply of "i didn't know you have to change that" so it hasn't had a transmission fluid change at all since the orig. fluid was put in it off the line. it currently sits at 150,000.
what do i do with that ? do i try to get it flushed ? do i just change the fluid and filter ? do i just do nothing and hope it lasts long enough to just scrap it and buy something else ?
it's not black, but i'm scared that if i change it that it might screw it up. i've been reading many articles and messageboards through google and it seems like i have no chance.
what do i do ?