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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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08 Fusion 2.3 auto. When the transmission is hot, and I go

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08 Fusion 2.3 auto. When the transmission is hot, and I go above 75% wot, the transmission slips badly, when I ease off the throttle, it returns to normal.
JA: When was your transmission fluid last checked?
Customer: Fluid was in the car when I purchased it used, one month ago, fluid is dark and 1" over the full mark
JA: Are you fixing your Fusion yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Have not tried anything yet.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's pretty much it.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jared D replied 8 months ago.


The transmission on this car is definitely its weak point. We have them go out all of the time, and they usually fail in the exact way you described. Do you have the check engine light or wrench light on in the dash?