Questions tagged [transmission-fluid]

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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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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Is this transmission fluid level too high?

I had the transmission fluid changed at the dealership (non flush). On my 2013 Corolla. This is after driving 30 min on hot engine with it running. Is this level too high? Update: Here are new ...
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How to determine if manual transmission fluid has to be changed?

I took my 2015 Honda Accord to the dealership to have a recall serviced. While performing the service, the mechanic recommended that I also had my manual transmission fluid (MTF) flushed since the car'...
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Lexus ES 350 Transmission Fluid change

Service guide for 2012 ES 350 Lexus says not change of transmission fluid is required for life of car. Is this true? If not, when should you change? Car has 66,000 miles.
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If trans fluid is low enough to cause issues, how long after adding new fluid should issues go away? [duplicate]

In regards to a recent bit of trouble I had with my cars transmission (Which sparked This question), in which on one occasion it wasn't moving in the reverse or drive gears when stopped and idling in ...
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66 mustang automatic (3 speed) adding fluid after removing pan gasket

What I've done so far to the trans: removed pan replaced filter replaced pan gasket put it back together Issues: I have a bad torque converter (lurches then stalls when selecting gear) no idea if i ...
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Would it be okay to top up manual transmission fluid (GearOil) when engine is hot

Title Pretty much explains the question, would it be okay to do this when the engine is hot. the gearbox would also be hot obviously.
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What does muddy transmission fluid indicate?

I'm in the process of pulling out the engine & transmission from my Lumina (progress here). The picture below shows the state of the transmission fluid. It has a slightly grainy texture to it. I ...
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Truck problem need some help

I was driving down the highway and I heard a "braaaaaaa" noise coming from my truck ( 1999 Chevy Silverado Z71) it sounded from the engine and I was on cruise control going 65mph all of a sudden my ...
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1997 Chevy Blazer with 4.3: Transmission fluid overfilled by the shop, now it's leaking. Is it from an overflow vent?

Title pretty much says it all, but here's the background: I had my 1997 Blazer (4.3) in the shop to fix an oil leak. They identified the leak as a small hole in the oil cooler lines and replaced them....
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Should I change automatic transmission fluid JUST because it's brown?

About a year ago... I bought a used 2006 Hyundai Elantra with an automatic transmission and about 70k miles on it. Before buying it, I had it checked out by a mechanic who said it looked good. ...
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Why is engine oil replaced more often than transmission fluid?

We replace the engine oil because the Viscosity Index Improvers have degraded and the oil no longer has the appropriate lubricating properties. We replace transmission fluid for similar reasons, but ...
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Transmission fluid levels

Having owned many cars I read the owners' manuals which specify that transmission fluid should not be over filled. In every case when I have my transmission fluid changed by mechanics the level is ...
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2011 hyundai ix35 2.0 petrol trouble shifting from 1st to 2nd when its still cold

I have a 2011 hyundai ix35 2.0 petrol. When i start it in the morning it struggles to shift from 1st to 2nd and should you want to gear down from 3rd back to 2nd it is also very sticky. Clutch kit has ...
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93 Dodge Dakota ATF cooler line

I had to replace the transmission in my 93 Dakota. To get it to drop I had to cut the metal coolant lines that lead to/from the radiator. The stock lines are .315 ID. My question is, can I use a ...
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Main engine not firing after non-engine-related fixes (replacing fuses and transmission fluid), starter/fan fine

This order of events makes no sense to me, I'm hoping someone here can see some possible link between them that I can't. Car is a 1998 Toyota RAV4 automatic, FWD: I had a car-not-starting problem (...
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Fixing a gasket oil/transmission fluid leak with epoxy glue - possible reaction with oil?

I'm in Sierra Leone where mechanics have an impressive flair for improvising with limited resources, but a lack of formal training and a cavalier attitude to long term safety. I've had a transmission ...
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Is this the ATF drain plug on 06 Ford Fusion (please confirm)?

2006 Ford Fusion SE Auto. I have it jacked up now ready to do a drain and fill of the ATF fluid but I'm not 100% sure about the drain plug. If you know this car please confirm, is this it in the pic? ...
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How to measure transmission fluid levels?

I understand the newer Audi A3's with either type of transmission (auto or DSG) has a really weird way to check (to normal pull the dipstick type checking) the transmission fluid. Can someone please ...
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Is my 1999 blazer having transmission problems?

I have a '99 Chevy Blazer. It never wants to get moving right away. It takes 30 seconds to a minute before I can get fully going. It also shakes when I am at a red light or stopped. I noticed today ...
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Should I change transmission fluid if it's black?

I bought a vehicle couple of weeks ago. I checked the transmission fluid today, and noticed it was black. Should I be worried and immediately go change it? Part of me wants to get it changed since I ...
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Lifetime transmission fluid

I'm looking a purchasing a 2006 BMW X5 3.0i and found out that the transmission fluid (by dealer) is not suggested until the vehicle surpasses 100k. They also state that the vehicle will let me know ...
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1994 Silverado not accelerating past 35

I have a 1994 Chevy Silverado. On my way to work today my truck would not accelerate past 35 mph but was revving high rpm's. I stopped and checked my fluids and my ATF wasnt showing anything on the ...
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Automatic Transmission - Reverse Flush, what is this procedure and why is it dangerous?

I recently, moments ago, saw in a post a mention of a reverse flush in reference to an automatic transmission fluid change. The responder mention the dangers of a reverse flush and that many of the ...
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Transmission Fluid Change - High Mileage Vehicle [closed]

Should I replace the ATF in a 2007 Honda Odyssey w/ 208,841 miles? Numerous shops advise against drain/ refill. I last changed @ 144k & was advised not to do it ascI could encounter transmission ...