1996 MK VIII Transmission

Lincoln Mark VIII

  1. 582Boat

    582Boat Active LVC Member

    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2005
    Location:
    Battle Creek, MI
    I have a little story to tell you, I purchased my 1996 Lincoln MK VIII in February 2009 and immediately drove it to Michigan and finding that it does not perform well in the snow, but that is beside the point. After getting back to Florida and doing city driving I noted a shudder in the transmision at the 35-40 shifting range. Gradually getting worse as the days progressed. So today I made the trip to the transmission shop for a complete service, including torque convertor and transmission drain. According to the shop it was the first service since new, 64000 miles, the little plastic plug was still in the pan. They made the complete service, putting in Mercon V fluid in and a friction modifyer. Took it out for a test drive and no more shudder, could not believe it "No More Shudder" . To all of those with the same problem with their transmissions that shudder, I would say please spend the money and either do the job yourself or have a transmission expert do the job. But my point is if you have tried this and it did not work for you because of the high mileage, then you will have to bite the nail and get a new torque convertor.
     
  2. kustomizingkid

    kustomizingkid Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    12,433
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2006
    Location:
    Twin Cities
    It fixed my Vic right up too!
     
  3. Aquabrit

    Aquabrit Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    4,328
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Location:
    .
    I did the service and Mercon V swap - reduced the shudder but didn't eliminate.

    Put a bottle of Lucas Transmission Fix in and the shudder was completely gone within 2 miles!
     
  4. 98LSC32V

    98LSC32V Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    3,227
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Location:
    Bay Area
    I swear by Mobil 1 Mercon 5...
     
  5. kustomizingkid

    kustomizingkid Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    12,433
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2006
    Location:
    Twin Cities
    I think the biggest problem is that people don't change the fluid often enough.... I stick to a 25k change interval.
     
  6. guinnessman

    guinnessman Well-Known LVC Member

    Messages:
    298
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2009
    Location:
    Long Island
    i ALWAYS USE "dr. tranny shudder fix", it is in a 2-3 oz red tube and is around 10$$. it works everytime for about 20K miles, i've had 4 fords so far, EACH ONE had shudder issues, after the shudder fix, no issues.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.