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Automatic Transmission Fluid or ATF is used in modern automatic transmissions to hydraulically shift gears and lubricate the internal components of the transmission

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2005 Scion 135k miles has never had manual transmission fluid changed. Should I change it now, or better to leave it alone?Does a manual even need it?

Car is standard, purchased 2 years ago. To my knowledge the previous owner did not change it. Most guys seem to say you might as well leave it alone once it gets past a certain point, old and black. ...
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Manual Transmission - Can't put into gear when the car is ON

2006 Honda Civic, Manual Transmission. Symptom: After I turn the car on, in "neutral", the stick shift won't go into gear, as if the clutch, when pressed, is not disengaging and releasing ...
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Manual Transmission Oil Potentially Low

So I changed my drive/axle shaft and even though I had the car tipped/jacked on one side. Quite a bit of transmission oil still leaked out. If I was to estimate maybe 0.4L (400ml)? To add to my ...
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Torque converter

I accidentally put qt power steering fluid with qt transmission fluid in torque converter. Put torque converter into transmission hooked transmission to motor then realized. PSF ATF. Will it be ok to ...
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Is it safe to change DSG transmission fluid in an old car?

Facts about the car: 16 years old VW with 280kkm/170k miles on the odometer I plan on driving it until it dies 2.0 TDI motor and a DQ 250 02E, wet-clutch, six-speed original DSG transmission no ...
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What do "viscosity index" and "Brookfield Viscosity (-40°C)" numbers mean when comparing transmission fluid?

I am comparing two different transmission fluids that meet the specification for my car. Two metrics common between them in their specification, are viscosity index and brookfield viscosity @-40C. The ...
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Can 99% of transmission fluid be removed from a transmission through the filler hole?

I spoke with a service shop about getting my transmission fluid changed (in my 2014 Kia Rio 6 speed auto). I was curious if they could get more of the fluid out than myself just dropping the drain ...
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Rpm’s fall to 800 when decelerating from second gear into first

A 2004 Honda accord coupe exl’s rpm falls to 800 then back to normal when decelerating from 2nd gear back into first. The transmission fluid still has visible color to it and nothing else on the ...
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Chervolet 2008 Suburban, how to remove transmission fluid pan? Cable mount is in the way

Was trying to follow this YouTube video for a transmission fluid change (even though his is a 2007 and mine is a 2008), but at the marked point, he says to pry a certain cable mount out of the way, ...
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Chevrolet 2008 Suburban, I removed the transmission fluid pan by mistake. Can I just put it back on and refill fluid?

I was trying to change the oil on a Chevrolet 2008 Suburban, and didn't know quite what I was doing. I used Motor Medic Motor Flush, and it said that if the car was over 75,000 since it had last been ...
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How does the ATF flow between torque converter and the transmission?

I was wondering how exactly the ATF flows between the torque converter and the Transmission, i couldnt see any hydraulic lines connecting the converter and the transmission, how exactly does the ATF ...
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How do I check the transmission fluid levels in an 2008 Opel Combo C?

How can I check the level of tbe transmission fluid in my 2008 Opel Combo C manual? I recently experience problems with my transmission/changing gears and would like to check my transmission fluid ...
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Transmission fluid added to my oil

I have a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country & my oil was low but I thought it was my transmission fluid so i added a quart of transmission fluid to my oil but the oil dipstick is still reading low ...
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Astra h, gear box overflow plug location

I have Holden Astra 2008 wagon. Engine z18-xer (1.8 litres) with 4 steps automatical transmission (AF17). I need to replace transmission fluid. Please help me find an overflow plug, (it is also called ...
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Resealing CVT Transmission TCM conductor plate using Epoxy

TCM (transmission control) on this CVT (continuously variable automatic transmission) has aluminium soldering that has failed. once fixed comes the problem of resealing the circuit board from the CVT ...
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Can low or leaking transmission fluid cause a torque converter to go bad?

Backstory: took my vehicle (2017 Tahoe) in for basic scheduled maintenance - no issues. Had the transmission flushed at 97k because we were advised to do it before mileage hit 100k. Within a week ...
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Grinding in Neutral After Changing Outer CV Joint

2010 Fiat Ducato x250 Multijet 120 2.3L with 6 speed manual Summary: I replaced the outer CV joint on the driver's side and now there is a grinding noise in neutral that goes away when I press in the ...
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Should I change my 2005 Honda Accord's transmission fluid? [closed]

I just bought a 2005 Honda Accord EX-L v6 this last week. It has about 180k miles. I'm doing maintenance on it like changing oil, air filters, etc, but I'm nervous about changing my trans fluid. It ...
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2011 Traverse Transmission fluid

I have a 2011 Chevy traverse lt awd and has 132,500 miles on it transmission fluid has never been changed and the color is a light brown and want to change it would it be a bad idea to or would it ...
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Transmission fluid and coolant intermixed in transmission and cooling system. How thoroughly do I need to flush them? Recommended flush technique?

So my 2004 Dodge Neon's transmission cooler failed. (Neons are notorious for this.) This caused transmission fluid and coolant to mix together, both in the automatic transmission and in the cooling ...
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Is this red solid/gummy stuff bad transmission fluid? If not, what might it be?

I noticed some red solid/gummy substance underneath my vehicle on the passenger side today. It is on the colored portion of the exterior that wraps underneath the vehicle. See the first photo below. ...
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Automatic Transmission Fluid Color

I changed my Transmission fluid with a system that drain and fill simultaneously a week ago, and I checked the color Today, Please See the picture attached, It seems too dark, is there any problem?
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Did I hose my transmission?

I have a 2013 Ford Mustang with an MT82 6-speed manual transmission. I don't know the history of the car so I figured it would be a good idea to change the transmission fluid. I drained it out and ...
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Does healthy transmission fluid temperature rule out all transmission problems?

I got me a 5.4 Ford v8 1998 Econoline van. Ever since I done slapped a new radator in her, I been gettin awful paranoid about the transmission. You see, this van is heavy duty and the transmission ...
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Can i use Honda CVT fluid in a Honda ATF transmission?

I have some Honda CVT transmission fluid left over from my previous car (2007 Honda Civic). My current car does not have a CVT, but an ATF transmission instead (2004 Honda Civic). I know its bad to ...
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Dodge Dakota 2001 motor smoking, pink fluid everywhere

As soon as I got home to my parking lot, go in reverse and then saw the engine was unusually smoking up. I see pink fluid would either be power steering or transmission fluid. I had just got a ...
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What is the difference between flushing and draining? And can flushing be a bad idea?

I have seen videos on YouTube saying that flushing your engine or transmission oil can sometimes cause damage on old vehicles which didn't have regular oil changes done to them. Is there any truth ...
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Automatic trans/power steering fluid

We just got a 2006 Nissan Sentra and there is no owner's manual in the car. Can somebody tell me what transmission fluid to get for this vehicle? AND, does the power steering use the same fluid? I ...
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Transmission fluid for 2012 rav4 4 cyl

I am looking for transmission fluid for a 2012 rav4 4cyl that is sold in Canada. I have come across this Castrol Transmax fluid that is sold in Canadian Tire. It says (zoom in on the picture) that ...
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Is ATF friction modifier acceptable to meet my OEM specs

I have a 2014 Kia Rio with a 6 speed auto. It asks for SP-IV specification transmission fluid. The transmission shop I am considering for a fluid change service, said that they use an all purpose ...
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Saturn Vue problems shifting

I have a 2004 Saturn Vue (Manual) and am having trouble shifting. When the car first starts, shifting feels gritty, almost like you are running your fingers down the teeth of a comb. After I have been ...
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VW Jetta transmission fluid

I have a 2012 VW Jetta SEL 2.5L car. I changed out my transmission fluid- I used a BOSCH product- Ravenol T-W8-1L ATF fluid. Due to an error of mine- about 1 Quart of AFT fluid leaked out and I need ...
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Engine oil in my transmission oil

Good day, they threw engine oil in my transmission oil. What should I do and can I drive it like that?
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Can i Mix Recommended Transmission fluid?

I have a Suzuki Grand Vitara 2008 Model with a 2.4L Engine (Automatic Transmission) which has a recommended transmission fluid of Suzuki ATF 3317 or Mobil ATF 3309. I bought this car 2nd hand so I don'...
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Transmission fluid level when engine stopped, and when engine is just turn on, and when the engine is hot?

My car is a 1994 toyota camry LE 3.0. I just changed the transmission fluid today. I add the new fluid to the level up to the full (upper) level of the cold (C) range scale. I drive the car for 15 ...
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78 Corvette Transmission Leaking

When I check my transmission with the motor running the dip stick indicates there is no transmission fluid but when I check the dip stick with the engine off the dip stick shows it to be full. I don ...
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2009 Hyundai Sonata sometimes kicks when switching to heavy gear while breaking

I have a very clean 2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS that I bought June last year. It had around 59k on it back then and now has around 64k. I usually use it to commute relatively short distances in a small ...
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How necessary is it to fully purge old fluid during a transmission fluid flush?

I see a lot of these videos on YouTube of folks pouring in several liters of automatic transmission fluid into their transmissions as they collect the increasingly cleaner and cleaner fluid that ...
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Can we use fluid designed for wet clutched on a dry clutch DCT?

I have a car with Getrag 6DCT250 transmission, which is a DCT with dry clutches. However Ford specified fluid Motorcraft not available in my country. I have look around for other brand alternatives, ...
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DSG transmission fluid vs engine oil change

Sorry for a rather rookie question. I am very new to vehicle maintenance, and trying to do my own oil change. Recently I bought a used Volkswagen T5 Transporter 2.0 TDI DSG. And I've been looking at ...
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Honda automatic trans fluid level

I have an 02 Honda Odyssey. I did a trans fluid change and fill a bunch of times. I checked the level when the trans was off but did not know to check the level when the trans is hot, so overfilled ...
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So I goofed.... added fuel cleaner to transmission.

So... as the title says. I accidentally added fuel cleaner to my transmission, which is currently leaking (meant to add stop leak as a temp fix if it worked). I grabbed the wrong bottle and didn’t ...
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'95 Nissan Hardbody, auto trannie slipping in 1st, was told *not* to flush/replace the ATF?

Of the 5 people I've asked IRL, two have told me something like "in older trucks sometimes the transmission fluid is almost 'holding together' a bad transmission, and doing a flush & replacement ...
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What is the best course of action when Jeep Wrangler transmission has been driven with low fluid levels

A small pinhole occurred in the transmission cooler lines near the radiator in a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. It has automatic transmission. Over time the owner kept adding transmission fluid when needed and ...
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Transmission Damages [closed]

Had a Guy change my trans Fluid,But not the torque Converter and he still added 10quarts,now some fluid leaking out a hole,and now my chevy drive weird when accelerating or slowing Down
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Is this transmission fluid high enough?

2013 Corolla... This was after my car was driving for 45 minutes on the highway. I checked with the car running in park. This is with wipeing the stick with a clean cloth before inserting to check. ...
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Should transmission pan bolts require re-torquing after first couple drives?

I recently changed the transmission fluid, filter and gasket on an old (1986) Chrysler 5.2L v8. Initially there were no leaks, but after a couple highway drives (about 50 to 60km each) it started ...
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2013 Chevy Sonic Transmission Fluid Change

Does a 2013 Chevy Sonic LTZ 1.4 not need a transmission fluid change? The manual says for the automatic (I have manual) check at 97,500 miles. I spoke with someone on chat from Chevy and they said ...
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How Can I Determine How Much Transmission Fluid To Add to My Truck When The Dipstick doesn't seem to be correct

I recently bought a 2001 F-150. The first time I checked the transmission fluid level, it looked like it was overfilled but the filler tube mount had rusted off and I figured it wasn't accurate. Last ...
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When should brake fluid be changed in a Honda 2016 CRV?

I have an automatic 2016 Honda CRV. I brought my car into the dealership to be serviced (30k). The new Hondas now just show a code (A1, B1, etc.) to tell me what to service/fix. The advisor just ...
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