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*1996 Crown Vic* It was recommended to get a transmission flush. Do i need a new filter? What kind of fluid will i need?

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  • ladye_1604 Sep 29, 2010

    The fluid smells burnt tho? What will fix this?



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If you got trans issues,such as slipping,don't change the fluid. It will slip worse.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2010

    If the fluid is burnt,it is because you never changed it every 30,000 miles or not more than every two years or so.
    Now the transmission, if it slips already,will have to come out, and be rebuilt.
    If you got 14 years out of the original with no issues,you got twice the years, most people get



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