View Full Version : transmission slipping

06-05-2012, 12:44 PM
my transmission seems to slip every once in a while....I'll be idling and then it doesn't feel as if it has any load on the engine....i.e. slips out of gear....does anyone know what this could be? i've checked the transmission fluid level...and its up to the top of the ticks...but super hard to read it...i know it says don't overfill...i put about 4 ozs in and the slippage went away- do you think it could have been low fluid...what else might cause this slippage?

06-05-2012, 12:45 PM
oh it is a tristar 190 with the 1:1 transmission (351)

06-05-2012, 01:16 PM
Did you check the fluid after you drove around for little while? You are supposed to drive around stop shut off the engine and check to get an accurate reading. I would check the fluid after driving around, if you didn't, then change the fluid. Sounds to me like you are low on fluid.

Illinois Jay
07-27-2014, 11:06 AM
are you supposed to screw in the dipstick to check level