The car is a 98 Ford Mustang V6 & it has NEVER has a strainer & fluid change & that's why I was starting with that. I am using the Mercon V & it is a rumble & the person that owned it before her liked to drag race & pushed it to the max. I have to replace the speed odometer too. I haven't driven it but I am going to & then I will know more about what it is doing but it was very necessary to change the strainer & fluid. There were no particles in the pan & the fluid wasn't black & didn't smell to bad, surprisingly. I am going to try it & I'll let you know. Thank you for responding.