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Old 10-17-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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Something fishy in the RPM's

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I am having something funny happening with my 94 Stang. Not sure what it is and did not get much direction from the mechanic that looked at it. 1.) it does not do it when I take it to him, 2.) from my description he does not know how to put his finger on it other than to say it may be a transmission fluid leak. When I drive my car sometime it revs into high RPM's and then jerks and/or hesitates while I am driving. This is pretty frustrating. Any ideas? Thanks!!! :stirpot:
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Hell guys and gals...

I am having something funny happening with my 94 Stang. Not sure what it is and did not get much direction from the mechanic that looked at it. 1.) it does not do it when I take it to him, 2.) from my description he does not know how to put his finger on it other than to say it may be a transmission fluid leak. When I drive my car sometime it revs into high RPM's and then jerks and/or hesitates while I am driving. This is pretty frustrating. Any ideas? Thanks!!! :stirpot:
Sounds like your trans is flaring up. Assuming its an automatic, it's most likely the friction surfaces in your clutch discs going out, aka not enough grip when your giving it some power so it slips. Did you recently do any kind of teams flush on it? If you haven't, DON'T! Leave it alone. The old trans fluid might be the only thing giving your clutch discs friction. Take a look at the level and color of your trans fluid. And feel for grittiness in the fluid
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Sounds like your trans is flaring up. Assuming its an automatic, it's most likely the friction surfaces in your clutch discs going out, aka not enough grip when your giving it some power so it slips. Did you recently do any kind of teams flush on it? If you haven't, DON'T! Leave it alone. The old trans fluid might be the only thing giving your clutch discs friction. Take a look at the level and color of your trans fluid. And feel for grittiness in the fluid
Hey there... No Transmission Fluid Flush on the car at all. So, would you recommend new clutch discs?
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This should be a cable operated clutch, being that its a 94. 2005 on up had hydraulic clutches. It sounds like maybe your clutch could be slipping. Does this happen randomly, or only when you are accelorating heavy? Or, when going up a steep hill?
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This should be a cable operated clutch, being that its a 94. 2005 on up had hydraulic clutches. It sounds like maybe your clutch could be slipping. Does this happen randomly, or only when you are accelorating heavy? Or, when going up a steep hill?
It is pretty random. It does not always do it when accelerating or going up hills. It is an automatic transmission and does it seemingly whenever it feels like it. I am trying to figure things out in the form so I can get it fixed w/o having to pay for an expensive diagnosis.
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It is pretty random. It does not always do it when accelerating or going up hills. It is an automatic transmission and does it seemingly whenever it feels like it. I am trying to figure things out in the form so I can get it fixed w/o having to pay for an expensive diagnosis.
I can't remember for sure with the AODE tranny's, can you check the fluid level? If its low, it could be something as simple as adding some ATF. I'm not sure when they switched to the AODE on the v6's, so it could be an AOD tranny.
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94 I think is a AODE if it has push button OD. 99-04 is a 4r70w
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I can't remember for sure with the AODE tranny's, can you check the fluid level? If its low, it could be something as simple as adding some ATF. I'm not sure when they switched to the AODE on the v6's, so it could be an AOD tranny.
Excuse my ignorance, but what is AOD and AODE? Something about Automatic?
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Excuse my ignorance, but what is AOD and AODE? Something about Automatic?
Checkout Dgerow's post above yours
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94 I think is a AODE if it has push button OD. 99-04 is a 4r70w
It does have the OD button. As far as what any of you can tell is it my clutch cable that I need to look to replace or the clutch disk that was suggested earlier? Thanks...
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It does have the OD button. As far as what any of you can tell is it my clutch cable that I need to look to replace or the clutch disk that was suggested earlier? Thanks...
No, since you have an auto tranny, I would see if you can check your fluid. If you have a tranny dipstick, with the engine running and up to normal temperature and the tranny in park on a level road or driveway, check the fluid. If its low, add fluid. This might help with your problem.
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No, since you have an auto tranny, I would see if you can check your fluid. If you have a tranny dipstick, with the engine running and up to normal temperature and the tranny in park on a level road or driveway, check the fluid. If its low, add fluid. This might help with your problem.
When I do add fluid the car smokes for a few days while driving from the area where the transmission fluid goes in as well as under the car.
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I think I'd take it to a shop
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When I do add fluid the car smokes for a few days while driving from the area where the transmission fluid goes in as well as under the car.
Sounds like its slipping.. Maybe trans going out lol.
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When I do add fluid the car smokes for a few days while driving from the area where the transmission fluid goes in as well as under the car.
That might be the dipstick seal leaking,,and when the fluid leaks down below the stick it stops leaking,,but then the fluid is low and then the tranny starts slipping,,If the fluid level is fine it might be a dirty filter..But if its leaking you need to see where its leaking,,if it flares because of low fluid eventually youll burn the clutches up and have to have a rebuild,,find out where the fluid is leaking first
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That might be the dipstick seal leaking,,and when the fluid leaks down below the stick it stops leaking,,but then the fluid is low and then the tranny starts slipping,,If the fluid level is fine it might be a dirty filter..But if its leaking you need to see where its leaking,,if it flares because of low fluid eventually youll burn the clutches up and have to have a rebuild,,find out where the fluid is leaking first
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