Mechanics

TRANSMISSION

1988 Ford F-150 • 150,000 miles

I have a 1988 Ford F150 with a C6 transmission. After sitting a couple of days, transmission fluid starts to drip. The dispstick reads over filled by a couple of inches. When the truck is driven and I check the fluid hot, there is little or no fluid on the dispstick. I'm wondering what to do at this point.
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Dougdabson
June 25, 2013.



OK so your checking on level surface engine running and in Park

Docfixit
Jun 25, 2013.
The truck is parked on a level surface.

I check the tranmission level when the engine is cold (not run for a couple of days) and hot (after truck has been driven, engine running, shifted through gears as suggested)

The cold reading indicates overfilled, the hot reading has nothing on the dipstick.

Tiny
Dougdabson
Jun 25, 2013.
Again checking dipstick with engine running in PARK

Docfixit
Jun 25, 2013.
Yes

Tiny
Dougdabson
Jun 25, 2013.
Sorry not a clue readings should be reversed

Docfixit
Jun 25, 2013.