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My advice is to type out what your issue is - this is not a texting app and we need to understand the details of your issue. As best I can figure out, you are having problems with your transmission, took it to have the fluid changed, and someone (mechanic?) told you that because of the metal shavings in the old fluid (plus the warning light flashing) they recommended transmission rebuild/replacement. That's good advice. Your transmission may be rebuildable now, and may only require a few parts. Keep driving it until it quits altogether and it's going to cost a lot more.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my 2001 ford galaxy automatic
what i would try first is a transmission flush. not just a transmission service where 3-4 quarts of fluid is replaced but all of the fluid. you could do this yourself and at the same time replace the filter. drop the pan and change the filter, then remove the bell housing plate and locate the drain plug on the torque converter. allow all fluid to drain. reinstall drain plug and pan, and fill with fluid. there are also some after market transmission additives that can restore some of the original ooomphh. good luck
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
SOURCE: Transmission fluid flushing
In normal situations people do not flush their trannys. Your would normally just lower the pand and change the filter and replace the fluid that came out. If you are not having a problem with your tranny this is what I would suggest. As the fluid gets older the tranny gets "used to" the old oil that is in there. When you add new fluids the new fluid contains detergents that clean the internal parts as they circulate. Unless this is the first time you've been to the recommended mileage for changing the fluid (I.E. 30,000 miles) you could flush it. If you do not know the history of changes, or if you are at, lets say 100,000 miles I wouldn't recommend flushing it. When the new detergents clean out the parts they remove gunk that is actually helping the transmission. Don't get me wrong, you don't want a whole lot of gunk, but you also don't want to remove gunk that for example is holding a pin in place, so the pin falls out (just an example) I hope this wasn't too hard to understand, and I hope I answered your question.
Posted on May 18, 2009
do me a favor and pull the sparkplugs out get a compression gadge and do compression tests on all the cylinders they should be within ten psi of each other if not yes you have either a cracked head or a blown head gasket
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
SOURCE: think I need oil pan gasket
It's probably the front crank seal or the cam seal. Kinda big job for a novice. The car only has one oil pan. The back one she refered to is for the transmission,if it's automatic. Never saw a oil pan gasket leak on a nissan '96 & up.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
the chrysler transmissions go into a default setting and stay in second gear when there is a governor or governor pressure sensor problem,if you keep driving it that way..u might need a trans,u should have it scanned for trans codes and see what you come up with,the rams were the biggest offenders when it came to this problem,either a turbine sensor code or a govenor solenoid or pressure sensor problem,hope this helps
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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