Should I change fluid and filter in transmission or what are your recommendations?

Asked by Jun 28, 2017 at 01:31 PM about the 2005 Mercury Sable LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Transmission seems to be slipping when shifting into 2nd gear. If you barely touch the accelerator it shifts normal. Owner says that the fluid and filter has never been changed since she purchased the vehicle. Was going to start with filter and fluid since she has put on about 100,000 k miles since she purchased vehicle. Just wanted to check to make sure there were no other known similar issues with this model. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

3 Answers

74,565

You can change the fluid and filter and hope for the best but once a transmission starts slipping it is probably past the point of no return. First check the fluid level to make sure it is not low or brown.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

It's not low and not brown. It seems to shift perfect as long as you take off easy. At first I thought it might be something to do with the passing gear. When it does it, it still pulls but you get a warning to check transmission.

74,565

Change the fluid and filter and hope for the best.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Sable

Looking for a Used Sable in your area?

CarGurus has 4 nationwide Sable listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Mercury Sable Experts

  • #1
    JP1956
    Reputation
    680
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    620
  • #3
    Guy Outland
    Reputation
    400
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Taurus
20 Great Deals out of 300 listings starting at $2,973
Used Ford Focus
147 Great Deals out of 2,514 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Impala
76 Great Deals out of 921 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Accord
54 Great Deals out of 1,096 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Fusion
162 Great Deals out of 2,048 listings starting at $995
Used Hyundai Sonata
42 Great Deals out of 1,281 listings starting at $1,781
Used Toyota Camry
36 Great Deals out of 1,601 listings starting at $2,400
Used Hyundai Azera
8 listings starting at $5,980
Used Chevrolet Malibu
135 Great Deals out of 2,251 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Escape
258 Great Deals out of 5,258 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang
7 Great Deals out of 1,190 listings starting at $3,500
Used Honda Civic
309 Great Deals out of 4,018 listings starting at $1,411

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.