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Old 09-17-2003, 03:22 PM
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Hi Everyone,

I have been trying to find an answer to my situation by reading through some of the posts but not having much luck. The guys at the tranny shop say the Bands are shot but I want a second or third opinion...Here is my dilemma...

I have a 1989 Bronco2 (2wd) auto tranny. When I put it in any gear and try to move, I have to rev the engine quite a bit(3000 rpm) before it grabs. Now, the truck has been sitting for a year not being driven while I have been restoring the body. The Tranny fluid was BLACK so I drained most of it and added a real expensive conditioning fluid. No performance change has taken place. The worst gear is reverse. I almost have to rev the engine at 4500 rpm to get the truck to move. When I do move forward, it seems to drive and shift fine. All problems are occuring when at a stand still.

Any Advice??


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Old 09-17-2003, 03:34 PM
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http://www.hotrodders.com/t17840.html <-read it
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First of all, as I have posted numerous times in the past, changing the fluid in a trans that is not operating properly will not cure the problem, unless it is only low on fluid. In that case, adding fluid would correct the problem. It is like changing the engine oil because of an engine knock! If the fluid was black, that should tell you that you have a serious problem, even if it went into gear like it is supposed to. Since it doesn't go into gear, and the fluid is black, it obviously atleast needs to be rebuilt, if not replaced.
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