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Transmission Leak Transmission slips in gear

My transmission leaks and slips GM has issued a TSB #08-07-30-009A regarding a Transmission Leak Transmission slips in gear. The TSB applies to ALL 2001-08 GM vehicles with front wheel drive and the 4T80-E transmission. The TSB advises dealers NOT to replace the transmission for this defect. The fix is to replace the 3rd clutch housing with a new part #8682114. The new part is made from an updated material to extend the life of the axle seal. © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

Erratic transmission fluid level

Transmission fluid level issues Taurus, Windstar, Freestar, Sable, and Monterey   You may notice an erratic transmission fluid level reading on the dipstick or possible leaks around the filler tube and grommet If you have an erratic transmission fluid level on the following vehicles: 2000-07 Taurus • 2000-03 Windstar • 2004-07 Freestar • 2000-05 Sable • 2004-07 Monterey, read this post The affected transmissions are the F50N, AX4N and AX4S. The problem is caused by a restricted transaxle vent. The fix requires replacing the transaxle vent with a 90° vent … Read More


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