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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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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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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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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Refill 2005 Toyota Tundra automatic transmission fluid

I made a mistake and drained the automatic transmission fluid on a 2005 Toyota Tundra with a sealed transmission. I was working too fast and pulled the AT drain plug rather than the oil drain plug. ...
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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...