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Has anyone used additives in an automatic transmission to eliminate slippage?

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I was getting a component slippage code in my 97 4L60e trans (code p1870).....Turns out the trans was overfilled and the fluid was foaming. We changed the fluid and filter. Added a can of Lucas Trans Fix. It has been good ever since......Not saying the Lucas helped or not, but my mechanic suggested that it wouldnt hurt
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With a tranny, if you think you have a problem, check the fluid level first. Then check the fluid color and smell. Should be a nice clear looking red, and not smell burnt or funny. If its not any of those, you need to drop the pan and change fluid and filter. Even then you can't get it all out. I wouldn't think a little additive wouldn't hurt, but remember, they can't cure a problem. They may help soften up the seals to slow the leaks, but I'd have to agree, start saving some money, because your about to spend some on a rebuild.
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