Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Blythewood, SC 29016
Rep Power: 108
Depends what kind of driving you do. Do you have AAA? Do you drive outside the towing range normally? If you normally stay in your towing range...keep driving it.
Debris is going to be in the pan if its never been changed. My 2000s was significant when i changed it at 117K. It had only had a pan drop/filter at 75K in its life.
Is the car leaving drip marks on the ground? I would make sure you check the level of fluid and drive it as long as you can. Make sure you check once its fully warmed up. Fluid needs to be about 150F before you can check level.
-'66 Ford Country Squire wagon 390/C6
-'87 & '89 Mercury Colony Park wagons 302 EFI/AOD
-'90 Lincoln Town Car 302 EFI/AOD
-'03 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L/4R70W
former '87 Taurus 3.0 GL sedan, '87 Taurus 3.0 GL Wagon, '97 Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 sedan, '00 Taurus SEL 3.0 24V