WOW! It worked!!! Lucas Transmission Slip additive

Discussion in 'General Tech' started by ManglerYJ, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. ManglerYJ

    ManglerYJ Well-Known Member

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    My wife's 2005 Dodge Caravan (4 cyl) started making some weird noises and the trans began slipping in first and reverse. Flashes of $1000+ repair bills crossed my eyes when it occured to me to try one of those additives you see at Wal Mart. I figured that at worst, it doesn't make it better and I'm still staring at a new or rebuilt tranny, just out $12 for some "snake oil".

    Well, guess what.... even as skeptical as I was, I poured the bottle into the tranny and from the moment I shifted the van in gear Wednesday, the slipping stopped and has actually had a much firmer feel shifting through all gears.

    Now, I'm hoping that this "fix" will at least buy me another 6 months, but I'm still skeptical. Has anyone had a similar experience, and if so, how long did it make your tranny last?
  2. VortecJeep

    VortecJeep Powered by Uranium-235

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    I had a 96 Ram 4x4. The auto tranny got to where it was slipping, and sometimes would not shift. I put Lucas in it (did a full fluid and filter change). I only had it a couple of months after I put the Lucas in, but didn't have any more problems for those couple of months.
  3. malibu79

    malibu79 Active Member

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    tranny in my k5(700r4) started slipping a little when changing gears and starting off. flushed the old fluid out and put a bottle of Transx in it and it lasted 5months until i blew it up in the mud pulling a friend of mine up out of a mud hole. it would have lasted longer as a daily driver.
  4. Metto

    Metto Active Member

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    transx, lucas and the seafoam tranny additive all work pretty good as a temp fix
  5. Bigbluechevy

    Bigbluechevy Member

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    yea now that it is fixed, sell it before it blows hahaha
  6. ManglerYJ

    ManglerYJ Well-Known Member

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    Honestly..... that's more or less what we are thinking.....

    If I knew then what I know now, I'd have never bought this van in the first place. After the first transmission went out at 35,000 miles (lucky for us the 3 year 36,000 mile Powertrain ONLY warranty was still in effect - barely!), I started grumbling to a co-worker about it. He then told me Ecolab (the company I work for) went away from the 4 cyl Dodge mini vans because they were replacing transmissions in them every 20,000 miles.

    Seeing as how the current tranny has almost 50,000 miles on it, I think it's doing pretty well considering. It will most likely get traded on either a Tahoe/Suburban or the new Traverse. We need to get three car seats in the third row seat now.
  7. 1983Bronco

    1983Bronco Well-Known Member

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    Trans X works great, used car dealer APPROVED!!!
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  8. blasterr1

    blasterr1 Active Member

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    i think that should read:

    "used car dealer TESTED, used car dealer APPROVED!!"
  9. Fart

    Fart Active Member

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    I hope I never buy a car from any of you.
  10. strange1

    strange1 Well-Known Member

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    x2
  11. BigBody79

    BigBody79 Well-Known Member

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    He's probably not the only one doing it. That's why used cars can be a crap shoot!

    Another reason when I got my accord I made sure it had a manual. V6-6spd is kinda fun.
  12. John B.

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    I put that Lucas stuff in my master/slave cylinder reservoir one time and my clutch stopped slipping.
  13. Tacoma747

    Tacoma747 Well-Known Member

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    LOL
  14. oleblue

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    haha i just used it and it performed a miracle....i know i still need a rebuild :(
  15. Ricky B

    Ricky B Wiiide Open

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    Had some pretty successful results with Lucas myself, now I put it in everything as a preventative, it also helps chain driven Tcases that are acting up.

    If Trans X is a Amsoil product I'm sure it works very well also, Amsoil seems to have bout every oil product they sell on the next level.
  16. sloop

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    Had an 01 toyota camry that started to shift late and slip intermittently. Added Lucas with a fluid and filter change, it did help but got worse after only a few days.

    For $12 its certainly worth a try.
  17. Thor68372rockon

    Thor68372rockon New Member

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    Trans X Or Lucas?

    Hey Guys, I'll Try To Help A Little Bit If I Can. I've Been An Auto Mechanic For 28 Years & The Way I've Done It Is If An Automatic Trans. Slips It's On Its Way Out. If You Want To Safe Guard A Good Non-Slipping Trans., Use Trans-X. I Am Not A Dealer Or Get Paid By These Guys What So Ever. The Dealer Will Still Warranty The Trans. If You Use It. What I Do Is Add Half The Bottle To Trans., Drive It For 200-300 Miles (This Gives It A Chance To Clean The Valve Body & Ports In The Trans.) Then Change The Fluid & Filter & Add The Other Half Bottle To Good Fluid In Tranny. This Will Continue To Clean & Help Your Transmission. I Have Done This With Every Vehicle I Own, I've Had My 2001 Buick LeSabre Limited From The Time It Was New & Now Has 192,000 Miles On it, I Added Trans X Right Away When I Bought It, Drove It For 200 Miles, Then Changed Fluid & Filter & Added The Other Half Of The Trans X Bottle, I Have Never Had One Bit Of Trouble With That Tranny, 1975 Chevy Full-Time 4X4, I Rebuilt Trans. Added Trans X, Now Has 20,000 Miles On It, No Problems With It. I Do Use Lucas Engine Oil Stabilizer In The Engines On All My Vehicles, Lawnmowers & Snowblower. I Have Heard You Can Add Lucas Engine Oil Stabilizer To Your Transfer Case & Front & Rear Drive Axle Gear Boxes Also. I Have Not Used Lucas Tranny Additive So I Do Not Know How It Works, I Have Had Great Success With Trans X So I Will Not Change. Good Luck Guys!:beer:
  18. tireburner1975

    tireburner1975 Well-Known Member

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    I put transx in my Mazda and it shit the bed 100 miles later.

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  19. Redneck92

    Redneck92 Big Chris

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    Is it revive old threads week here?


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  20. tireburner1975

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    Looks like it

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  23. Thor68372rockon

    Thor68372rockon New Member

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    Also Cab Companies Use Trans X In All Their Cabs Because Of The Heavy Abuse On Their Transmissions. I Was Introduced To Trans X Back In 1999 By A Couple Of Guys Who Attended Car Auctions In A Lot Of States, They Would Bring Them Back Here To Nebraska, My Brother Bought A Ford Taurus From Them & They Told Him They Put Trans X In When They Purchased The Car & To Put Half The Bottle Of Trans X In When He Changed The Filter & Fluid On The Next Fluid Change. These Guys Have Been In Business For Many Years & Swear By It. I Still Use It On All My Vehicles & No Complaints Here. Start Using It Before The Slipping Occurs For Preventive Maintenance. Some Guys Are Saying You Are Not Supposed To Use Trans X In Some Of The Jeeps, Though I Do Not Know What The Reason Would Be For This, But I Would Talk To The Dealer Before Adding It In This Case. I Have Used It In Fords, GMCs, Chevys, Dodges, Foreign Cars, All With Good Results. (If The Transmission Was Not Slipping Already) Trans X May Buy You A Little Time, But The End Result If The Trans. Is Already Slipping & You Add It, It Will Eventually Need Replaced.
  24. tireburner1975

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  25. transman731

    transman731 get your shift together

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    there is no such thing as "transmission fix" in a bottle.
    if you bring me a trans and tell me you put trans x in it, i will charge you an extra $100 for the aggravation that it will cause me.

    take a bottle of trans-x and drop an o-ring and a teflon coated valve something anodized in it, wait 24 hrs and see what that stuff looks like. the o-ring will be swelled to twice its size, and the other components will have no more coating on them.
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