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I have a 2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT that came with a flower shop we bought last December. It has an automatic transmission, 2.0 gasoline engine and 112,000 miles on the car. The transmission fluid has never been changed. I called the dealer where it was purchased and he looked it up by VIN number and said I have the 150k miles transmission fluid in my model. I know a good deal about cars and personally I change my trans fluid every 60k miles, so I know it's a crap shoot to change this fluid at this mileage. The fluid is still red, not gritty and smells fine. Any advice on changing this fluid? I would do it myself with Ford fluid by taking off the trans line and letting the transmission pump out old fluid and then add new fluid in. That way there is no pressure on the system... i.e. not doing a power flush.
Been while since I posted on the forum. Restaurant is really taking off and time is tight. Perhaps you recall that I own a 2011 and a 2012 Connect which I use as food trucks and delivery vehicles. I love these little trucks and they are making me a nice amount of money. Developed a serious problem in the 2012 this week end. The truck started to shift slow, rev between gears, and fail to disengage first gear when coming to a stop. Checked the transmission fluid and found it was a quart low. Added a quart and the transmission started acting a little better. Went to the truck the following morning and found a huge puddle of ATF under it. Jacked it up and found obvious gaps in the pan gasket. (Wish I had taken photos but alas.....) Bolts were all tight. Had it towed to the mechanic. He swapped out the gasket and transmission is acting perfect. BTW, in the second photo, the bus on the right is NOT a heavily modified TC.....just in case you were wondering.