2000 Ford Windstar transmission problems

Tiny
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  • 2000 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 169,000 MILES
When my car sits and cools down the car will go into gear with no problems and when it warms up it goes out of gear and won't move. Is this a transmission that is broken or is it the filter plugged or cracked? It also makes a sound like the pump in the tranny is trying to suck up the fluid but is not getting anything. Please HELP.
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 10:48 AM

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Tiny
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Check fluid level and color and let me know
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Sunday, February 1st, 2009 AT 12:13 PM
Tiny
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Well the fluid level was fine but the color looked burnt. So I drained the fluid and put in a new filter and used the same gasket since it was reusable and it works great now. The place I bought the car from did not change the fluid so it was all original fluid and filter si ti was clooged.
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Sunday, February 8th, 2009 AT 12:08 AM
Tiny
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Glad to hear its running fine now but keep an eye on the fluid color and smell
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Sunday, February 8th, 2009 AT 10:34 AM

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