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cashewnuts
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Wanted: Thoughts on ATF additives
#1307893 - 08/28/06 06:07 PM

car: 1996 GL / auto. / 2L / 97,000

problems: o/d light flash (highway only) and bang shift

I understand this problem...with great help from the members of this forum. I will do the 3x drain and fill and probably change the TSS. But nothing major.

I want to use an ATF additive. Any thought on this?
Which brand name and how much too use? I read that a product called LubeGuard is pretty good. And what about Lucas?

Thanks

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pre98zetec
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Reged: 09/03/04
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Loc: Kennedy, New York
Re: Wanted: Thoughts on ATF additives new
#1308049 (Re: cashewnuts) 08/28/06 09:13 PM

if your tranny is fine after you change the TSS and change the fluid I wouldn't use any additive. Additive is usually to cure a problem (rough shifting, slipping, etc..)

If it ain't broke, Don't fix it.

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96' ATX Zetec- stock

96' ATX Zetec- Modded

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Tony2005
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Re: Wanted: Thoughts on ATF additives new
#1308344 (Re: pre98zetec) 08/29/06 02:27 AM

Originally posted by pre98zetec:
if your tranny is fine after you change the TSS and change the fluid I wouldn't use any additive. ...



+1

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Tisby
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Reged: 06/14/04
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Re: Wanted: Thoughts on ATF additives new
#1308471 (Re: Tony2005) 08/29/06 06:32 AM

Originally posted by Tony2005:
Originally posted by pre98zetec:
if your tranny is fine after you change the TSS and change the fluid I wouldn't use any additive. ...



+1



+2

Just change the fluuid and the TSS. I'd bet your problems will wander away...

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SquareHead
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Reged: 11/29/05
Posts: 410
Loc: Winnipeg, Canada
Re: Wanted: Thoughts on ATF additives new
#1309731 (Re: Tisby) 08/31/06 02:14 AM

I added 1/2 a bottle of Lucas Trans fluid and installed a aux cooler. It cut the trans operating temp big time.
The CD4E is bad for overheating. I didn't have any problems before. But, it has never shifted better.

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95 Contour GL. Bought new.
BAT Sway Bars/Pioneer CD/Koni Rear Struts/Mobil Fluids.
Looking for 15" alloy rims-PM me.
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