I have a 96 ford ranger 4.0 2wd automatic. I bought it at 89k it now has 95k. The transmission fluid is nice and red but was high when I bought it, about 1/2 inch or so on the dip stick. It shifted fine so I left it alone. It now slips a bit in between gears sometimes when cold. Like, when pulling out of the parking lot after work it moves fine, then I stop at the intersection and it can't find first gear for a few seconds, then it grabs and goes. It does this a couple times, (mainly I think when going up through a couple gears then back down to 1st when stopping) then by the time I'm home it's perfect. Could this be because of the high fluid? If so, why now and not a few thousand miles ago?
Scotty, since the fluid is still nice and red, would you recommend doing a fluid and filter change first, then adding the lucas?
trnny is flat startin to wear out, but remove one quart and put one quart of lucas tranny additive and pray it lasts a bit onger