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No, Not at all. Someone said here this: "You lose the added benefit of engine braking if the car's not in gear" Not true for automatic gears. Transmission still will allow the power from engine to go to wheels. Putting in Neutral will cut the power immediately and shorten the distance you need to come to a full stop. Try stopping from 40 mph with and ...


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To me that sounds like your torque converter unlocking but your transmission not downshifting. Automatic transmissions have a torque converter in place of a clutch. The way that the torque converter works is by using turbines and stators which get spun using the transmission fluid. This process creates an enormous amount of heat and has the effect of making ...


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Do you hear a click of the brake lock disengagement from the steering column when you depress the brake pedal, with the key in, engine on? If you don't, it could be either faulty wiring to the disengagement solenoid, or the solenoid itself failed (something rather rare, but I have fixed before). Depending on your comfort level, you could: Check the brake ...


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Wow I cannot believe there is even one let alone MULTIPLE people saying coasting in neutral doesn't save gas!!!! It MOST DEFINITELY DOES!!!!! As for the original question (which has nothing to do with fuel milage) I'm not sure, people have said it does but for the life of me I can not figure out how it could possibly cause damage. I'm not a mechanic so I ...


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The responsibilities for this rest squarely on the shop that did the work. If it was working when you took it to them, you didn't ask for the transmission service and they did it anyway, and immediately following the transmission does not work correctly. Along with that removing the valve body is not part of a normal transmission service so I am not sure ...


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From experience, my old Mazda 323-C Auto could be bump started at a speed of around 34mph (which is far too fast to push!). This was a traditional type auto box so I don't know how it would differ for something with a CVT / DSG gearbox. I used to carry jump leads in the boot of this car as the most effective way to starting any car but certainly an ...


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Update It turns out that the transmission was indeed overfilled. The owner said that a lot of transmission fluid had to be drained to restore parity. Although it is still early to confirm that the issue is no longer present, there are some immediate benefits. The gear shifts feel a lot quicker than before and the brakes feel better than before. I will ...


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As I have done in the past: Just drain some fluid out, then top off thru filler tube using funnel. http://forum.mazda6club.com/engine-drivetrain/126047-draining-6s-automatic-transmission-fluid.html


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Most cars do not have drain plugs for the transmission in my experience. In fact, I have only seen it on one, which had a plug because the car had a permanent transmission filter. That said, it is very easy to overfill transmission fluid.The link you posted is an example of a cavalier. GM took out the dipstick to prevent inept owners from overfilling the ...


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I do not believe that all automatic transmissions have drain/fill plugs. I had a 1993 Ford Explorer where this was the case - I had to drop the pan to drain it (and replace the filter) then had to refill it through the dipstick tube with a funnel. This being the case, I do not think it is outside the realm of possibility that the previous owner did not know ...


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What temperature was the fluid when you measured it? IIRC ATF expands quite a bit with heat, and you'll often see separate cold and hot marks on the dipstick...


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This is one of the supports for the transmission. On a Cherokee (Jeep XJ), the engine, clutch, gearbox and transfer case form a complete assembly that goes inline from front to rear. Needless to say, this is quite long and needs some support points to bear the weight. Even if this is just one support point among many (and the others can hold things in ...


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It's hard to tell without seeing what else it's connected to. However if I had to guess, it looks like a portion of your subframe. A subframe is a piece of metal that typically stretches from one side of your car to the other and is bolted to the actual frame of your car. Its task is to support the weight of your engine and transmission. Although I can't ...


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Looked at it with my father-in-law and he says it's the rear transmission mount. Also turns out it's rubber, not metal (didn't think to check that because I'm an idiot). He said it's not a huge deal that it's torn, but obviously it would be better if I replaced it. It's a cheap part and shouldn't he a huge deal to fix. I reckon I can just put a jack stand ...



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