I have a 93 4.0 with I believe a 42re; performed a fluid and filter change and adjusted both front and rear bands.
Fluid level is good, though not as red/pink as I would think, somewhat clear and transparent. Fluid does smell a bit burnt.
Shifting is worse after fluid change than before. Slow to go from stop, sometimes need to get higher RPM's before engaging into 1st. Down shifting is good, up shifting could be a little tighter (I should readjust rear band again).
There is also a slight burnt smell when stepping out of the heep after driving for a few miles. No tranny codes being reported.
A few questions:
1. Why would steam be coming out of the transmission dip stick tube? Is this normal?
2. Is the transmission pump mechanical or electrical?
3. Could the pump be cavitated and now fluid is not getting circulated?
Thanks for any advice!