Car is back in the driveway. Taxi Guy drained the transmission and torque convertor, then added 12 quarts of MerconV fluid. He drove it around, then added a 13th quart. I didn't have time to hit the highway on the way home, so I don't know if this sloved the chatter issue yet. Will know within a couple of days...
As a side note, Vic now has 138,389 miles on the odometer.
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On April 6, 2000, I purchased a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX HPP with 23,490 miles. I decided to start a little website for it featuring a running log of my experiences with the car. Vic 1.0 was retired in 2015 due to rust and electrical issues. Vic 2.0 is a 2006 P71 that belonged to my boyfriend. To read posts prior to 2010, click a link at right, or go to Crown Vics, ETC.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
We just dropped Vic off at Taxi Guy for a transmission service. Last week, the car chattered twice while on the highway. I'm told that one possible repair is to completely drain the transmission and torque converter, then use a different type of fluid. We shall see if this does the job. If not, a replacement vehicle might be inching closer and closer, which isn't good, as I am still trying to find work. Stay tuned...