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1994 Ford Thunderbird Question: What color is the transmission fluid suppose to be?

 

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tcfheckel, Bellevue, WA, November 06, 2012, 20:03
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There are 212,000 miles on this transmission. Is there anything special I should do to keep it going as well as the first 212,000 miles?

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    pushrod November 07, 2012, 04:05
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    RED. CHANGE FLUID AND FILTER, SOME SAY FLUSH BUT THEY HAVE A MACHINE TO PAY FOR!
    Man i bet we will hear about that.
    HOPE YOU GET ANOTHER 212,000!!

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    tcfheckel, November 07, 2012, 09:18
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    Thank you for your response. So, when it's RED I should change it? How about pinkish red? Is there a cost difference between Change and Flush? When you change the fluid, don't you flush the whole system? Please enlighten me! Thank you.

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    pushrod, November 07, 2012, 14:27
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    RED IS GOOD,DRAIN AND REFILL WITH FILTER CHANGE IS LESS MONEY AND ALL THIS CAR NEEDS.
    NOW YOU SAID PINKISH COLOR, IS THE FLUID LEVEL OK AND NOT TO FULL? IS THE TRANS.DOING OK?
    NO SIGN OF OIL IN COOLANT (RADIATOR) I HOPE?

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    tcfheckel, November 07, 2012, 15:11
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    Thank you again for your response. It sounds like... I don't need to change the transmission fluid at this time because there is some red in it!? Everything else seems to be running O.K!

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    pushrod, November 07, 2012, 15:20
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    GOOD DEAL!

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