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Blew all fluid out all of sudden had it towed home refilled

Customer Question

blew all fluid out all of sudden had it towed home refilled no leaks but wont shift from low gear
JA: What is the color and consistency of the fluid? And where exactly are you finding it?
Customer: fluid is clean we have it serviced regular only 7000 miles ago no problems at all only 124000 miles on car bought it new
JA: What is the model/year of your Lincoln?
Customer: 2001
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I just filled transmission back up and check for leaks and test drove
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: car has no codes at all
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  roybelding replied 4 months ago.

hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be glad to assist you. please allow me a couple of minutes to gather some basic info.

Roy

Expert:  roybelding replied 4 months ago.

ok

where was the from?? was it repaired???

how long did you drive it or try to drive it after the fluid was leaking??

Roy

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Was not leaking all a sudden look back smoke everywhere and stop pulling shut it down and had it towed amile to home
Expert:  roybelding replied 4 months ago.

was not leaking??? how much did you add to the trans???

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Added 6 qts
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Everything else works fine and no codes
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Always serviced at dealership
Expert:  roybelding replied 4 months ago.

ok, thats not all of it. it holds 13 total.

I would start by dropping the pan and changing the filter. there may be debris blocking the filter inlet and the valve body may not be allowing shift valves to work from low pressure.

if the filter is ok, then you either have a valve body issue or internal failure in the trans.

Roy

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thanks Roy but that's not much help but I will check filter but something had to build pressure to blow fluid out and now I can't find a leak anywhere.have no idea where it blew out at
Expert:  roybelding replied 4 months ago.

I am here and not there and cannot see it or touch it.

you said there is no leak but it blew it out?? this does not make sense at all. it had to go somewhere.

if it blew out then there is a massive leak and there should be some indication of the leak.

have you had anyone look at this to confirm any possible leak??

Roy

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I put it on Jack stands after o filled and put in drive and look for leaks, and none were found check again this morning andstill full
Expert:  roybelding replied 4 months ago.

ok, then I feel that the trans was damaged internally from running low in fluid.

Roy

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok thanks your just guessing I can do that by myself.
Expert:  roybelding replied 4 months ago.

I have to since I am not there. it is based on my experience and your limited information.

Roy

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I'm finished I will let the dealer fix it
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 4 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose). I'm here to help 365 days a year, but not every hour of the day. I try to prevent delays as much as possible. Please understand I am not there and can only advise based on what you tell me. Let's get started.

If you would like me to try and help let me know.