Will a transmission loose power with a leak?

Nolan Rapier

Asked by Sep 06, 2014 at 08:07 PM about the 1978 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

Tom Demyan

If there isn't enough fluid in the transmission, it will not shift correctly as it's controlled hydraulically. Also low fluid will allow the transmission to heat up fast burning up the clutches. If you continue to drive with low fluid, you will eventually have transmission failure.


The above answer is the long (but correct) answer to your question... the short answer, yes. The leak means low oil as above.

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