transmission fluid burning should i change it on 1996 Jaguar XJ6

my transmission fluid is burning should i change the fluid someone told me it would kill the transmission permanently but i read it should be change every 60,000 miles what should i do? plus my cam pos. sensor and throttle pos. sensor has been bad for about 2000 miles could that be the cause

by in Saylorsburg, PA on June 02, 2011
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ANSWER by on June 03, 2011
yes and no. if you meant that the fluid is leaking onto the exhaust and burning, yes, that must be fixed, it might be a leaking pan gasket or front pump seal or something else. just changing the fluid ain't going to fix a leak. if you have never ever ever serviced the transmission, yes, it is an outside possibility that the new fluid will cause problems. no, the sensors do not cause fluid leaks.
COMMENT by on June 03, 2011
the fluid isnt leaking at all the transmission fluid itself is burnt its lost all its color n now smells a bit like crayons has a yellowish brown color. I have only had the car for about a 2 years and never had it serviced by a jaguar dealer i have no clue if the person that owned it before me did. It stuggles badly to climb hills and steep roads which i drive on quite often. I was wondering if the fluid is worth changing or should i jus look for a new transmission now
COMMENT by on June 03, 2011
in this case, yes, new fluid may cause even more problems. you really won't know until you try to service the transmission you now have, which i would still do before spending the money on rebuilding the old tranny. this whole thing could have been prevented by regular service; a trained tech would have seen this long ago.