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Old 01-28-2010, 01:15 PM   #1
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I have a 1995 Ford E15o with a 6cyl and 90,000 miles. It runs like a top. The problem is when its cold, the tranny slips real bad. It feel like I'm running a super high stall convertor with a shift kit or something. Usually within 5-10 min of warming up and/or driving, it shifts perfectly smooth. I'm kinda thinking its a Torque convertor issue? Any ideas? Fluid is full and clean.

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Old 01-28-2010, 02:56 PM   #2
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Drop the pan, change the filter, and add a can of K&W Trans-X before refilling with MerconV fluid.

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The filter/fluid aren't that old. What is the basis of your recommendation?
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I have rebuilt many automatic transmissions. Depending on how a vehicle is operated has a great influence on equipment life. With age and/or heat, all the rubber seals get hard and will not seal properly when cold. After they heat up, they will be softer and seal better. A rebuild is likely in need but you can extend tha time a little with a bottle of Lucas automatic transmission additive.
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Thanks for the tip
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If you have a fresh filter, then add a can of trans-x to cut the likely varnish build up in the valve body. I have seen this save a LOT of transmissions. Lucas has its purposes, but I don't believe it will help you in this situation.

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