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Old 02-16-2004, 06:12 PM
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Ford automatic trans. slipping

Got an 89 ford aerostar 3.0 automatic. Not sure which ford automatic it is.

Does AL4D sound right?

Anyway the tranny is starting to slip a bit. When put in ANY gear from park it sometimes seems to work fine, but then other times it does not go into gear at all. Totaly random times too. No gear seems worse than other gears either. R, OD, D, 1, 2, 3, doesnt seem to matter.

Any thoughts?

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Old 02-17-2004, 09:01 AM
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Well, I used to work at a Ford dealer from 85 to 91. You are right about it being an A4LD trans. They were a piece of $h--. From past experience, if they were slipping I think they were due for an overhaul. Also alot of them needed new valve bodies, but that was pretty much limited to the ones that wouldnt shift into gear. I remember they used to recommend a trans cooler once the trans was repaired, being that alot of the problems resulted from overheating of the trans, especially when towing.
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Old 02-18-2004, 02:35 AM
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I read somewhere that the mod. valve on the pass. side would cause this if it was bad. So I did what it said and stuck a q-tip in the hole and it had a small bit of red on the end of it. So tomorrow I'm gonna stick the new valve in and hoope it works.
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Have you checked your fluid level? If it's low, the pump won't pick it up. Valve bodies don't react too well with dirt either, I'd check the fluid level, and check your filter.

Could also be a pump going out or converter. Transmissions are VERY sensitive to fluid amount.


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