symptoms of overfilled transmission

Discussion in 'Drivetrain Tech' started by mcdonald58, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    what are some symptoms of a overfilled transmission? i think mine might be about a half quart overfilled. my truck used to shift into neutral by itself. since then the truck stopped shifting into neutral now it just slips occasionally on first gear. if it is overfilled how should i get the excess fluid out. i was thinking a syringe with a hose attached to it.
     
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  3. 06FordFX4

    06FordFX4 Canadian Redneck

    have you checked the trans dipstick to see where the level is at?
     
  4. OP
    mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    Yea it's above the full line. I checked it when hot and after cycling through all the gears.
     
  5. OP
    mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    does anyone have ideas on how to remove the excess fluid? i think i might try a syringe with a hose attached to the bottom. i think its about a half quart over filled.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2013
  6. Diablo

    Diablo New Member

    1/2 quart should not even bother it
     
  7. OP
    mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    It occasionally slips on first gear. That's the only symptom I'm getting. It didn't do this before I changed the fluid.
     
  8. Diablo

    Diablo New Member

    what you can do to drain some is jack it up on an angle and loosen a few pan bolts and let her drain out then recheck after hot
     
  9. OP
    mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    I think I'm going to try the syringe method. So I don't have to unbolt a bunch of them. Now I just need to find a syringe.
     
  10. Diablo

    Diablo New Member

    I had sort of the same problem it was starting to slip if I jumped on it say go into passing gear where it drops down into a lower gear I had a bad solenoid on the valve body, I have 6 solenoids if my memory is correct, I did the new filter ,gasket and solenoid and now it runs like it used to screams and leaves rubber on the ground with a bunch of smoke trying to catch up to me hahaha


    good luck
     
  11. Diablo

    Diablo New Member

    turkey baster with a 1/2 hose taped on it if it will fit in the tube
     
  12. OP
    mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    Good idea now I just need to find a hose
     
  13. Diablo

    Diablo New Member

    I used a clear piece of tubing I bought at home depot to do something similar to our car
     
  14. OP
    mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    I just got back from Walmart and got aquatic tubing and a syringe. Hopefully I won't have to drain too much out.
     
  15. Diablo

    Diablo New Member

    just tape it on there real good dont wont to lose that tubing in the diptube
     
  16. oddball101

    oddball101 New Member

    If you do end up changing your tranny filter, consider modding your pan as well to accomodate a drain plug/bolt like the oil pan under your motor. It makes things like this go a little more seemless for you in future runs. There are all kinds of write ups for this sort of thing online online for reference. I will be doing this also when I change mine out next as well.
     

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