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Transmission Slip

I have a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0 with an automatic transmission and 96,000 miles. Six months ago, I went to a local lube place and they recommended a transmission flush with a new filter and fluid. I did that and within 3 months the trans was slipping. I took it back in and they flushed and replaced the fluid. After that it was worse. Now in the mornings when I back out my driveway and try to go forward the transmission will go into gear then go out and do this about three times. After if warm up it doesnít do that but it still slips (even more so) going into 3rd and overdrive. A transmission shop said the flush may have washed away part of a seal or other things. Also, they said maybe the filter was not installed correctly. But most likely itís just old and I need a rebuilt and it wall cost $1500. What do you think?

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well if the filter was installed wrong, and they flushed away the seal, see if theyll take libility because it got worse after the flush like you said.... so check with them, and if not id recomend a new trans, not just a rebuild...
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ive worked at a local garage for 4 yrs and ive done a bunch of transmission power flushes and they should of told you that if you were having problems that it could make it worse. basicly if its a fluid problem the flush will help but its its a mechanical problem it makes it worse b/c it washes all the old fluid out and makes larger gaps between the bands or something or thats what we've always been told.we make people sign waivers if the vehicle has over 100,000 miles jus to protect us. ive also dropped tranny pans where i found like a cup of metal teeth no wonder the car didnt wanna engage in park..oh yeah they had to sign a waiver to
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this is a prime reason as to why i dont want to go get my tranny flushed with some redline fluid, there is a local place that does it for like 80 dollars(pretty cheap considering the cost of redline) but im afraid that something will happen afterwards to my tranny considering it already leaks like a *****.........
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flushes are great.. if the fluid is still sorta red... as soon as the fluid is black, then it is pointless to do the flush
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stupid question but is just seeing the fluid on the stick good enough to make that decision, i know nothing about trannys.......
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if the fluid is any other color but red then you are screwed already.

also for the tranny slip i recommend dumping in a bottle of Lucas Transmission no slip, it did wonders to my truck/tranny. its worth a try, alot cheaper than 1500. just dump it in with your current fluid, it doesnt have to be new fluid either.

http://www.lucasoil.com/products/dis...tid=2&loc=show
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