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There is slippage in all gears randomly mostly when cold in a 1994 f150 4x4 automatic overdrive transmission any ideas?

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2005-11-02 22:28:52
2005-11-02 22:28:52

First, make sure the fluid is up, but you probably did that already. Second, check to see if the fluid smells burnt. If it does you've been having clutch slipping problems and it's probably near gone anyway. If you're trying to squeeze a little more life out of an older vehicle there are a few things you can do. What you're describing seems like a "valve body" issue, where seals are possibly leaking pressure and valves are not moving properly. When they warm up they might work better... sometimes... if the stars are aligned and you hold your breath. First, let it warm up before putting it in gear. That might help prevent transmission slipping but maybe not. Second, there are some transmission seal additives that can soften the seals of a transmission valve body and help it last a little longer. Sometimes using these products make the seals SO soft that they give out, but it's all a gamble anyway so if the transmission is getting to be marginal, go for it. One brand is called "Trans-X" and it seems to be a little better than some of the others, at least by my experience. Obviously a transmission rebuild would be better but in the real world some of us can't afford that and we need out vehicles to keep running.

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