Drained the transmission fluid while the vehicle was running

Tiny
JAMESHUNT6
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  • 2005 FORD ESCAPE
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
I drained the transmission fluid while the vehicle was running but didn't add transmission fluid at the same time so it idled for two minutes empty. Could I have damaged the transmission and what should I do now?
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Thursday, July 11th, 2019 AT 10:26 AM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon,

Why did you drain it while running? That should never happen. It is drained with the engine off.

Refill the transmission and drive it and see if it works normally.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-service-an-automatic-transmission

You may have damaged the clutches internally but will not know until you drive it.

Roy
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Thursday, July 11th, 2019 AT 10:36 AM

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