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How do i fix an overfilled transmission - 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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You need to drain this off. You can do this a number of ways. The fastest is to crack the seal on the transmission pan. A less messy way is to use a long piece of tubing, like you see in aquariums, and a large surenge. The Tubing you can get from the pet Isle at walmart and the surenge is usually in the automotive section near the gas cans.

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Buy a cheap suction pump and pump out the excess fluid fluid through the dipstick tube, u can also undo the trans cooler line at the radiator and start the car and pump it out that way

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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