These can take Maxlife ATF and a couple others, preferably full synthetic. I personally like Redline D4-ATF...Mobil 1 also has one meeting all the requirements. takes about 9 or 10 quarts to change w/o the torque converter...and the filter of course.
The fail-safe or limp-home mode does not specifically indicate something drastic...low fluid or "ugly" filter can be the culprit. Resolution is the important thing when you get "heads up" (or before as preventative). Be careful about some of these transmission shops Never had a problem with AAMCO)...I always tell them very clearly what will go into my transmission...not their 'standard' one size fits all with 'my magic' additive.
Got my fingers crossed for you...Keep It Simple Sir (KISS) No...I am not flirting with you!!!
Last edited by jitsjaf2009; 06-11-2013 at 07:14 PM.