The trans fluid was very low when I picked up the van
We filled it and it drove well for a hundred miles or so, then a noise started
As I was working on the emissions & tune up, I ignored the other noises.. until the van lost all power
At times I could press down on the gas, and the engine would rev up, but the van wouldnt move at all..
With the help of friends, we determined it was simply low on fluid. So after a filter change, gasket replacement and refill, the van was running strong again, with a small leak that will still need to be addressed
Eventually I was through emissions, and had the AZ license plate. All the work on the transmission left me knowing more about , and adding it to the short list of things to repair when more funds are available