Transmission will not shift in gear and makes a whining noise

Tiny
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  • 2007 LINCOLN MKZ
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 91,000 MILES
It started making a new noise like something flapping. Had fluid changed last week it looked clean and didn't smell burnt and nothing was in it. Help please I have a son on dialysis and on kidney list. I need my car running good so if he is selected to get a kidney I can get him to PA. From W.V. In time for transplant. Thank you in advance.
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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 AT 1:48 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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It sounds like the fluid level could be low. Can you please shoot a quick video with your phone so we can hear the noise? That would be great. You can upload it here with your response. Here is how you check the fluid level, instruction in the diagrams below. It looks like they needed to ruin the car for five minutes to finish adding fluid?

Fluid Types
Transmission Fluid Type

Type. MERCON V XT-5-QM

Capacities

Transmission Fluid. 10.0 Quarts (9.5 Liters)

Note: Approximate dry fill capacity including transmission fluid cooling system, actual refill capacities will vary based on vehicle application and transmission fluid cooling system (i.E. Coolers size, cooling lines, auxiliary cooler capacities). The amount of transmission fluid and fluid level should be set by the indication on the dipsticks normal operating range. Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 AT 7:37 PM
Tiny
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How can I let you hear my cars noise with out driving it? That's when it makes the noise and I'm afraid to drive it now don't want to break down and have it towed home. Thank you Ken.
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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 AT 10:20 AM
Tiny
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I checked my transmission fluid when it was cold and I think it's too full. I have a pic of it but I don't know how to send it to you.
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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 AT 2:33 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Click the add image or video link below the text box.
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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 AT 3:08 PM
Tiny
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I found a high pressure leak at a hose going to bottom of my radiator. Can that cause my problem? I got my car cleaned off do I check the fuel be for I start it or after and I unhooked the battery for 30 minutes.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 12:33 AM
Tiny
KEN
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If the leak you found is transmission fluid then yes that will cause the issue. Can you upload a picture of what you found?
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 12:15 PM
Tiny
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It's transmission fluid. I'll get a hose and fix it. Thank you have a great day.
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Thursday, December 5th, 2019 AT 5:02 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.
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Thursday, December 5th, 2019 AT 10:54 AM

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