AWD Mercury Mountaineer. 1997 Automatic transmission. 8 cylinder 5.0L 150k miles. fairly good shape. Pretty awesome truck.
From 1st to 2nd gear, the transmission shifts with a light clunk. Also, at times the transmission shifts late from 1st to 2nd.
I want to change the transmission fluid and the transmission filter, thinking this will fix an issue or improve the shifting.
I was advised to not change the transmission fluid or filter because it may disrupt "something" and make the transmission shifting situation worse.
Has anyone heard this before? Doesn't anyone disagree? Agree? Any advice?