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#2279912 - 06/05/11 04:27 PM Shifting
sleepery Offline


Registered: 06/19/09
Posts: 150
Loc: NY
I have noticed a pronounced downshift in my 99 ford explorer from 3'rd to second over the last two monthhs . Is this a sign that the tranny is failing ? I am usually off the gas pedal when I feel a Hard downshift at around 35 mph

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#2279939 - 06/05/11 05:28 PM Re: Shifting [Re: sleepery]
GMBoy Offline


Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 6760
Loc: Texas
Try changing the trans fluid and filter. You'd be surprised what fresh fluid can "cure".

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#2280035 - 06/05/11 07:50 PM Re: Shifting [Re: sleepery]
morris Offline


Registered: 08/24/08
Posts: 3681
Loc: ks, wichita
yep change. i have found that my dodge trans like rear end grease. but i am NOT saying you should do it

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#2280038 - 06/05/11 07:51 PM Re: Shifting [Re: sleepery]
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Registered: 08/24/08
Posts: 3681
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yep change. i have found that my dodge trans like rear end grease. but i am NOT saying you should do it

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#2281426 - 06/07/11 08:49 AM Re: Shifting [Re: sleepery]
sleepery Offline


Registered: 06/19/09
Posts: 150
Loc: NY
Thanks . I am planning to drop the pan later this month . I will probably use regular Mercon v Fluid . I am not sure what is in there now . I found a reciept for a atf fluid change from previous owner . It was done close to 40k ago .

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