how to know for sure if i have a transmission problem

Asked by May 21, 2016 at 09:10 AM about the 2001 Ford Taurus SE Wagon

Question type: General

yesterday my car lost all power to go up a hill and lately bf that its been
changing speeds on me out of nowhere like ill be driving and it will just jump
up a speed faster and when i lost power yesterday up that hill it finally went
up the hill i pull into a parking lot to look under the hood and it was a little bit
of smoke coming up from the bottom of the engine anyone have any
suggestion of whats happening

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Based on your description, you might have a transmission fluid leak, which means low fluid level and shifting problems. Find the source of the leak and perform a fluid and filter change and hope for the best that the transmission clutches haven't been burned up yet. If they have, your looking at a transmission replacement and or rebuild. Of course the leak could be engine oil or coolant. Get back to use on the fluid leak.

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Have the transmission scanned for codes.

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