while driving on the highway today, the transmission
seemed to lose torque. The engine
sounded like it was running correctly. When I stopped at a traffic light, the engine accelerated very slowly upon take off, sounded labored, but the transmission would only engage slowly and wouldn't shift to higher gear unless the vehicle was under very low or no acceleration
JA: Have you checked the level of your transmission fluid? Is it bright red, or is it dirty?
Customer: That I h aven't. I think that this is something else, though because the motor sounds like it is really labored even when in neutral
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 96 ford f250 twd
JA: Are you fixing your F250 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing yet. trying to get some ideas before I throw in the towel and take it to a shop the truck will drive, but only about 10 mph
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: the engine was overheating a little, but not critical, and the catalytic converter
seemed very how hot