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Dirty transmission fluid

Does this mean the transmission is wearing down? Will i have issues with it?

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Yes and yes. Ford trans fluid should be replaced every 30-50 thousand miles depending on how you drive, where you drive and how much load you put on your vehicle. I recommend a synth fluid

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