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How Long Does Transmission Fluid Last?
Transmission fluid lubricates all the moving parts of your car transmission, and in an automatic transmission, it also acts as a coolant and viscous fluid that delivers engine power to the transmission. What kind...
Is it Safe to Drive With a Slipping Transmission?
The transmission converts the power from the engine into motion so the vehicle can move. Vehicles have either an automatic or manual transmission. A manual transmission must be put into gear with...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Universal Joint (U-Joint)
Common signs include a squeaking noise, clunking sound when shifting, vibrations in the car, and transmission fluid leaking.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Front Output Shaft Oil Seal
If your car has all- or four-wheel drive and there is noise or fluid leaking from the transfer case, consider replacing the front output shaft seal.
Is it Safe to Drive When a Car is Leaking Transmission Fluid?
Transmission fluid is colored green or red so it can be distinguished from other fluids in the vehicle. While it may not be especially dangerous to drive a vehicle that is leaking...
How Long Does an Axle Shaft Seal Last?
The axle shaft seal in your car is a gasket that keeps fluid from leaking out of the vehicle’s differential. The differential itself is what sends power from the engine of...
How to Change Your Automatic Transmission Fluid
Besides the engine, the transmission is the most expensive part of your vehicle. And like engine oil, the transmission fluid requires periodic replacement. Many automatic transmissions also have...
How to Check Manual Transmission Fluid
Transmission fluid is an important fluid in your car and needs to be topped up on a regular basis. If your transmission fluid is leaking, it can cause...
How Long Does a Transmission Filter Last?
Your transmission filter is a very important component in your vehicle, because it’s the front line of defense when it comes to keeping contaminants out of your transmission fluid. Most automobile manufacturers recommend a...
Top 10 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Car
Every driver wants a car that lasts a long time. Make your car last longer by checking your motor oil, parking in the shade, and keeping it clean.
How to Buy Good Quality Transfer Case Fluid
Do you drive an all-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive vehicle? If so, you can bet it most likely has transfer case fluid. The transfer case fluid is found within the transfer...
Is it Safe to Drive with a Leaking Axle Seal?
An axle seal is the part of the vehicle that connects the axle to the rear differential, or the transmission. The purpose of the axle seal is to keep transmission fluid from...

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Transmission does not shift
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Is a flush okay for an older transmission? Or should you stick with a drain and fill.
Most transmission repair shops and mechanics that say they are flushing your transmission are really just transferring your fluid out and new fluid into your transmission. This fluid transfer will take twice the amount of fluid that a normal drain...
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What ATF do I need in a 2011 Honda civic ex?
The automatic transmission fluid in you 2011 Honda Civic EX is full synthetic Honda ATF DW-1. The fluid is compatible with older Honda transmissions but the older fluid is not compatible with your car and newer. You should make sure...
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Car jerks when putting in drive.
The jerking reaction when putting the vehicle into drive suggests that your transmission may be low on fluid. Automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
This may be a couple of different things. When a transmission is low on fluid, this can cause a jerking reaction as you describe. Automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required,...
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Check transmission light on and won't leave first gear
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Transmission does not shift properly
This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...
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Advise on what to use for automatic transmission fluid
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) can be petroleum-based, partially synthetic, or totally synthetic-based oil. All domestic automobile manufacturers require a petroleum-based fluid in their automatic transmissions. Some import manufacturers require the use of a partially synthetic fluid. ATF is a petroleum-based...
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How many quarts of transmission fluid goes in a 2006 Grand SXT Caravan
The initial fill on your van should be 4 quarts, however the total capacity on this van (41TE transmission) should be 9.7 quarts. If the transmission is low on fluid, this will definitely cause it to hesitate when shifting from...
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alternator replaced 2 weeks ago and now transmission fluid bubbled and leaked all over the drive
Replacing the alternator does not implicate the transmission. These are completely unrelated vehicle systems. I suppose it is possible that a Mechanic could have added fluid, and to the wrong level, without your permission. Overfilling, as well as under filling,...
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When should I change my transmission fluid after 100000 miles?
Generally, Ford recommends that the transmission fluid be changed every 30,000 miles, however this is a bit conservative and many transmissions can go much longer in between fluid changes. This is a very heavily debated topic and depends largely on...
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Why must your transmition fluid be hot (warm) before yu check it?
The reason the fluid should be checked warm is due to the fluid expands as it heats up and also fluid is distributed throughout transmission. The fluid should be check when the transmission it at its operating temperature to make...
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Will not go into gear
Your vehicle doesn't have a conventional transmission oil dipstick. The transmission fluid level and condition has to be checked using a rather lengthy procedure - too lengthy to describe here - but it is documented in the Factory Service Manual....
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Transmission issues
This may mean many different things ranging from just a basic service interval notification to other more severe transmission component failures. Generally, if there is something seriously wrong, you may get a more severe warning indicating to shut the engine...
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Transmission over temp
The shifting problem you are having may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the...
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Were do you refill the diff gear oil at on a 2001 dodge neon
When changing the fluid and filter on your automatic transmission, after draining the fluid and changing the filter, you will need to pour 4 quarts of transmission fluid into the transmission dipstick tube. Once the four quarts have been added,...
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My car is leaking transmission fluid - I can't diagnose the leak
Based on the NHTSA database covering consumer complaints, as well as government mandated recalls and factory service bulletins, for your specific year, make and model, I do not see evidence of widespread complaints about transmission fluid leaks. Such leaks are,...
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Transmission only has 1st gear
Hello. P0732 is the trouble code for an abnormal gear 2 shift ratio. If the vehicle's transmission computer detects that there is an issue with the gear ratio and timing of second gear, it will set off this code to...
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Should I change my transmission fluid?
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Transmission fluid service interval.
The manufacturers recommended transmission fluid service interval is at 60,000 miles on your Honda Accord. When the day comes, I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to perform this transmission fluid service when you are...

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