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Old 03-01-2015, 11:33 PM   #1
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I have an 87 Mustang 5.0. I was driving normal, and suddenly I see smoke. While that was happening, I noticed that my transmisson was struggling to get into gear. The good thing is that I was a block away from my house when that happened, and it had dropped all the tranny oil. When I looked under my car, one of the oil lines that goes from the radiator to the tranny had came off, so I fixed the leak and put in 5 bottles of tranny oil. So when I start the car, it only goes into reverse, park, and neutral. With first gear, it doesn't shift to 2'3'4 . Do I need a new tranny? Is mine fixable?

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Old 03-01-2015, 11:49 PM   #2
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I think you put in too much fluid?

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Actually looks like not enough

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So how many of the regular bottles I should of put in ?


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Check on ur clutch cable? White smoke could be burning tranny fluid on surface while its hot, dirty oil, or blown head gasket. Not shifting it's possibility you just lost your clutch. Is white smoke coming from under hood or tail pipes? Trans will usually give u noticeable early signs when it's going out though.
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The accepted method to adding transmission fluid (automatic transmission) is to start the vehicle, allow it to reach normal operating temperature, place it in neutral (with emergency brake on, on a flat, level surface, with the rear wheels blocked for safety), and while the engine is running, check the transmission dip stick (if it has one; some of the late model Mustangs require a lift now to get at it), and check the fluid level. If its low, turn off the engine, add (in small quantities) to get the level at the dip sticks full mark.

In this case however, it is assumed that the vehicle lost quite a bit of fluid, so I would have started with adding fluid with the engine off; I would have added a couple of quarts, pulled the transdmission dip stick, checked for fluid showing on the dip stick (at least get it between the "add" and "full" marks), then start it, allow it to run for 10 seconds, shut it off, and check it again. Once you get the fluid to indicate it is staying between the add and fill marks of the dip stick, then use the above method (start engine, place transmission in neutral to check level).

Read the owners manual for specifics as to the "full mark". Some state that the fluid level is acceptable when it is within the "add/full" marks.

Gotta be careful running an automatic transmission with low or no fluid! Even though you were only a block away from home, that transmission was hot, and with no fluid to cool it, or lubricate the clutch plates in the transmission, the chances are high they are burned, and will require an expensive (ouch!) rebuild. An alternative is to buy a used one from a junk yard if your funds are limited; many salvage yards offer a warranty on their used transmissions.
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I need a new tranny thanks for the help I appreciate it


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Yes I agree just did mine a few months ago all the way 5speed lol


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