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Transmission Evaluation Form

 
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Please circle all that apply. Some questions have more than one answer
1. Are there any transmission fluid leaks ?

Y

N

  Note: Leaks should be identified by visual inspection: (Circle below all that Apply)    
       
  Shifter Linkage | Front Seal | Pan Gasket | Tailshaft-Driveshaft Seal | Cooling line fittings    
       
2. What size is engine 4, 6 or 8 cyl (Circle One) | Litre/cid: _____________    
  What year is your vehicle ? _____________ | Car | Truck | Van ? (circle one)    
  What Model is it ? ____________________________________________    
3. Does the problem occur when fluid is at normal level ?

Y

N

4a. Was the transmission serviced and then the problem occurred ?

Y

N

4b. If so, how long after service did problem occur - 1 2 3 4 5 6 or 7 or more months (Circle One)    
4c. If so, What type of fluid was used. ATF +3 | Dextron | Mercron | Type F | Multi-compatible Type    
4d. Does the transmission seem to slip in any gears?

Y

N

4e. If so which gears are slipping: R - 1st 2nd 3rd 4th ? (Circle all that apply)    
5a. Does the transmission shift to Reverse when shifter is moved to R ?

Y

N

5b. If yes, does Reverse gear seem to be working properly ? (Not slipping)

Y

N

6a. Does the transmission shift to Drive when shifter is moved to D ?

Y

N

6b. If yes, do all forward gears seem to be working properly ? (Not slipping)

Y

N

6c. If no, will transmission shift 1st to 2nd & then 2nd to 3rd when using the shifter lever to upshift manually ?

Y

N

6d. If no, will transmission shift from 1st to 2nd automatically in D ?

Y

N

6e. If no, Will transmission shift from 2nd to 3rd automatically in D ?

Y

N

6f. Is transmission stuck in a forward gear ?

Y

N

6g. If so, which gear transmission seems stuck in: R 1 | 2 | 3 | 4/OD (Circle One)    
7a. Does the transmission always start out in 1st (low) each time after coming to a complete stop ?

Y

N

7b. If not, is this the only problem with the transmission ?

Y

N

8a. When the problem started, did you notice a noise or vibration at about the same ?

Y

N

8b. If so, Has the noise got progressively worse ?

Y

N

8c. If so, Did the noise get worse as the problem got more frequent ?

Y

N

9. Is there an indication of a second down-shift after coming to a complete stop ?

Y

N

11a. Does the engine seem to accelerate (transmission slip) real high as the transmission shifts ?

Y

N

11b. If so, what gear does this happen in 1 | 2 | 3 | 4/OD (Circle One)

Y

N

12a. Does fluid appear to be dark brown and smell burnt ?

Y

N

12b. Does fluid appear to be black or carbon like material on dipstick above fluid level ?

Y

N

12c. Does fluid smell sweet and run off the dipstick like water ?

Y

N

12d. Has fluid ever gone low enough where transmission began to slip ?

Y

N

12d. Does fluid feel like oil when placed between finger tips and rubbed together (oily - slippery) ? or

Y

N

12e. Does the fluid feel more like water (non slippery) when fingers are rubbed together ?

Y

N

       
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