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tranny or transfercase???

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tranny or transfercase???

ok i have an oct of 1994 mazda b4000 4x4 automatic. it now has 111k miles, i have owned it for the last 20k

i was driving to school and my truck basically went from drive to neutral. so i pulled into a gas station going up hill. and put it into park. it stayed on the hill in park

the tranny fluid needs to be changed cus it looks like oil. i have yet though to do anywork with the tranny or t-case, since i have had the truck

i thought i could press the 4x4 button in neutral and use front wheel drive to go up the hill, but that didnt work

if i change the fluid could that make it work again? tranny? t-case?
what would you all recommend i do first? could the problem be anything else?
sorry if i left out any info.
any info. would be extremely helpful to me, thank you
 
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I had the same problem with my mustang, just cange out the fluid and the filter and it'll be better.
 
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if i change out the filter does all the tranny fluid come out or just the fluid in the pan?
 
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take the pan off, let it drain out, clean out the pan, change the filter, put the pan back on, then fill the tranny back up...
 
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Originally Posted by B40004X4
if i change out the filter does all the tranny fluid come out or just the fluid in the pan?
Since you have an auto about 1/3 to 1/2 will come out. The rest will be stuck in the torque converter. A shop can easily pump it out and do a full change. Typically runs around 100 bucks plus the cost of a filter about 30 from a shop. I just had mine done at 77k. I don't know if this will fix your problem but thats how it works.
 
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i hate to tell you, but a fluid change wont actually fix the problem, it may make it a bit better and put a bandaid on it, but your auto is pretty much done for and in need of a rebuild if the fluid is that dark and burnt and if it is dropping out of gear. that old of a truck has an A4LD and they are know for not lasting too long with any sort of abuse to them. it is definitly time to start thinking about either getting a rebuilt tranny, rebuilding this one, or swapping in a manual tranny. the fluid change may help get you going for a week or maybe even a few months, but I wouldnt put any major loads on it and definitly no towing. good luck with it.
 
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thanks for the info yall, i might change the fluid for the temp fix until i can find an affordable replacement, thanks again
 
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new problem

all right so i got another transmission form a barely used place with 44k miles (paid too much) installed it and it has worked great for the past couple of days, except now it has leaked all the fluid out while driving it today, from the bell housing

any more info would be greatly appriciated
 
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