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I overfilled my transmission fluid on my 96 taurus gl, now it won't shift into gear. Did i blow the trasmission?

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It is probable that you blew out the seals and will need your transmission repaired. You can try to slip a small hose down the dip stick tube and draw out the extra fluid, there is a slight chance that your transmission will work if you get the fluid level back down where it should be.

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