Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

Transmission Problems?

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by rmwilliams, December 13, 2004.

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^
  1. rmwilliams

    rmwilliams New Member

    Joined:
    July 9, 2002
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Montclair, VA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1996 XLT
    Hey guys. I have a 96 XLT, with 165K mi. I think the automatic transmission may be failing. I first noticed a whining sound when I was accelerating onto the highway ... Then I noticed the transmission shifting funny. So I checked the fluid, and it was low. I figured a leak. So I filled the fluid back up to level it should read. Seemed to work, but still acted funny when just started.

    I took it to the airport where it sat for 5 days, and the whining came back when I got close to home. Checked the fluid again, it was low and I added more. Since then, when I check the fluid it seems overfilled! Duhh! Still acts a little funny until it warms up.

    Any insight from y'alls experiences??? What do you recommend?
     
  2. Support EF

    Join the Elite Explorers for $20

    Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.



  3. TPLYNCH

    TPLYNCH Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    November 19, 1999
    Messages:
    3,196
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Brewster, NY
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1999 XLS
    Make sure it's not overfull. What exactly do you mean by "acts a little funny"? You need to be more specific with the symptoms/problems in order for us to help. There are hundreds of things that can affect tranny operation.....
     
  4. 410Fortune

    410Fortune Mud Season Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    August 3, 2000
    Messages:
    23,128
    Likes Received:
    476
    Trophy Points:
    113
    City, State:
    7B Panhandle
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    B2 Mod
    what engine do you have, V6 or V8?
     






We Support Our Troops!