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Sorry, but the trans needs a rebuild. When clutches in the trans slip(because of a problem), they overheat and burn. This contaminates the oil as well as burning it slightly. Therefore it can smell bad. sometimes really bad! Dan the tranny man. Dan again- Please remember that the ATF in your vehicle is synthetic which does smell different that regular ATF. If this is the only symptom, the smell and color, then you do not need a transmission, Flush the fluid and replace the filter. The fluid is worn out and the transmission may have not reached a serious point.

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Q: Why does the transmission oil in your 99 Windstar LX smell bad and look brown?
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