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I have 2008 Ford Edge and it has been running sluggish, not

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I have 2008 Ford Edge and it has been running sluggish, not seeming to want to change gears or slips when changing gears. I have no warning lights or service engine light coming on? I'm concerned that I may need a new transmission. I see that a lot of other owners seems to have similar problems. 1 time it completely would not change gears. I pulled over turned the engine off and then a few minutes later turned it on and it ran fine.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Lets try a few things.

Drain the trans oil.

Refill with Mercon 5

Drive 2 miles.

Drain the trans oil

Refill with Mercon 5 and a bottle of LUBEGARD.

Drive it 2 miles then adjust the fluid to the max fill line when idling in park.

Disconnect both battery cables and hold them together for one minute.

Reconnect the battery cables

Start the car and engage every gear, without moving, staying in each gear 5 seconds. Going to each gear 5 times.

Drive slow up to 30mph and brake slowly to 0mph 3 times. Then do the same up to 55mph

Now everything you can do prior to internal transaxle repairs has been done.

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Thanks Chris