Background: While I was away, my wife was driving my 94 AT FWD Legacy and it was losing power, the gears weren't engaging fully, it could go in reverse, but would only go forward slowly (or slipped?). So, I told her to check oil and trans fluid. She added a quart of trans fluid (it was near the bottom of dip stick) and it seemed to help for that day, but then the next day it was having the same problem, and leaked a bunch
When I returned, I checked the trans fluid, and it wasn't too low, it was in the middle. It was toward the tan/brown end rather than red color when she checked. It did not smell burnt or unusual. I looked underneath for a leak, only found a tiny amount on what I think is the differential pan & bolt (the smaller one with fins between engine oil pan and tranny oil pan). Nothing else seemed to show any
I added some Lucas transfix stuff (several people recommended). That's when i discovered the leaking hose, so i replaced it after re-inserting the one way valve. Doesn't yet seem to be the cure. I drove it around block and it seemed like it would only go in first or not at all on slight incline. Going to high rpm doesn't help.
Is there anything I might be missing or am I about to jump down the transmission rabbit hole? I was so hopeful that replacing the leaking hose would be the charm, but maybe I'm out of luck. Definitely can't afford a new or even rebuild. I've read a couple threads where the manual button sometimes helped (I thought that button was just a pretend button, it didn't seem to actually do anything but turn on a yellow light to tell you it was "in manual").
Thanks in advance for any help!
Edited by 808Legacy, 24 January 2013 - 06:12 AM.