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Old 07 Mar 2011, 02:46 pm
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Default Lucas stop slip transmission additive?

Has anyone ever used the Lucas transmission fix, stop slip additive? I have a 2002 Honda civic with almost 150,000 miles (okay for a Honda to be honest) and recently it has been slipping when it shifts in to 1st 2nd and 3rd gears especially when cold. Current fluid in there is also brownish and comes out very pale on paper.

I just bought the car used. The previous owner obviously neglected this maintenance
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Old 07 Mar 2011, 03:01 pm
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Sounds like you missed the recommended transmission service interval. The fluid is brown because it is overheating. Too much heat causes damage. Get that rascal flushed and a new filter. Hopefully before it causes irreversible damage. Even if the Lucas worked it would only be covering up a bigger problem. good luck
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Old 07 Mar 2011, 03:16 pm
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You should start with trying to change the transmission fluid and filter , plus I'd want to be sure that the coolant system is clean and working properly.Try seeing what particles if any exist inside the transmission pan once the fluid and filter is changed if you don't see really much but small tiny metal particles that would mean pretty well that it's just a sign of normal wear and tear.Plus the fluid might be brownish but that could just mean that someone had over heated the transmission/engine and hadn't bothered to change the transmission fluid/filter or oil or coolant.

You might want to start with the transmission fluid/filter but be sure to test the quality and mixture of the coolant it should be 50/50 or good for about -40c.Once you know the fluid is okay be sure that the fan system is engaging it should kick on the low fan with the temperature gauge just before the half way marking and the high fan after the midway marking , plus turning the AC system on should cause the fan system to engage the fan.If not check the fan fuse, fan relay, wiring, coolant temperature sensor and fan motors.

Hope that helps and best of luck.By the way with any used vehicle it's best to change the fluids such as the coolant, oil, transmission fluid and filter, also check the brake, power steering fluid etc, especially if you know the transmission fluid has been over heating etc.
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