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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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My 2004 Ford Explorer has 130,000 miles does it need the transmission fluid changed?
The transmission on this vehicle should have the filter replaced every 30,000 miles. If the transmission has an external filter then only the filter needs replaced and fluid topped off. If filter is internal then the filter and fluid is...
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Truck will not go forward. I have replaced the water pump and radiator. It had been like slipping gears for about week and is leaking oil.
Hi there. Check all of the fluids in the vehicle and see what is low. If the transmission fluid is low, top off the fluid and see if the transmission stops slipping. If the transmission continues to slip, then there...
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Rpm going really high and mph going slowly
It sounds like your vehicle's transmission is not shifting properly. Check the level of transmission and fluid condition. If the fluid level is low, that will cause shift difficulties. If the fluid is discolored or has a burnt odor, that...
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Delayed engagement on the drive selection.
Hi there. The forward clutch and the reverse input clutch are slipping before engaging. This can be caused by the fluid being dirty, a dirty oil filter, broken input shaft seals, or sticking valves in the valve body (transmission brain)....
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My speedometer, rpm gauge and fuel gauge are not working; possible gear slipping and high rpm.
Hi there. For the electrical issues on the dash that are not working properly, I recommend that you have your battery check and loaded. The battery could have 12.6 volts, but if a cell is burnt or damaged, the battery...
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What's wrong with my car?
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like your transmission may be low on transmission fluid which can cause it to shake while under a load or sitting at a stop light as you describe. This may be a result...
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Heater and transmission fluid
The cabin heating system and the automatic transmission have no connection. Faults in one do not affect the other. The transmission fluid leak is possibly in the tubing and/or rubber hoses through which transmission fluid flows to the radiator and...
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My car jumps when I go from brakes to gas
Hi There, It sounds like your car may be low on transmission fluid. Automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid (Transmission fluid) to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs...
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Hello, I was curious to know how much would a transmission fluid change cost for a 2013 Scion XB? What type of fluid do they use?
Hi there. The transmission fluid that your vehicle calls for is Genuine Toyota ATF T-IV Transmission Fluid. If you have letters to have your vehicle brought to the dealership for a recall, there is no charge to you to fix...
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I accidentally added 1 quart of Motor Oil into my transmission fluid what would happen?
If after you did this, you did NOT run the engine (thus operating the torque converter and oil pump in the transmission), nothing untoward will happen. The solution is to immediately remove the transmission oil pan, let everything thoroughly drain...
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No gears in the transmission. I have a 545RFE transmission.
Hi there. First check the transmission fluid and make sure that it's full and red in color. Then check the harness to the transmission shifter position sensor and see if it's connected. There is a pressure relief valve in the...
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Why is there transmission fluid splashed all over the top of the transmission
Hello, thank you for writing in. Automatic transmissions are complex components. There are several places where they can leak from the housing, it can leak from the input and output shafts, or fluid lines. With that being said, you should...
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How can I check to see if my transmission is staying cool
Shift speeds (specified at RPM or vehicle speeds) are specified in the Factory Service Manual so it is possible to determine if your operation is normal or not. You can determine fluid temperature by using an infrared thermometer. Anytime you...
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My 1999 Buick Regal will go into reverse and move, but when I put it into drive it just revs up and won't move.
Hi there. Check the transmission fluid and see if its low or dark. If the fluid is full and red in color, then the transmission is slipping. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to...
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My Cadillac CTS displayed a message saying trans hot engine idle what could the cause of that be?
Check the transmission fluid and see if its low or too high. Low or too high transmission fluid will cause the transmission to overheat. The transmission temperature sensor will pick up this condition and keep the vehicle from going into...
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Why would there be smoke coming from under my hood and now my car does not shift 2001 Honda Civic
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. The first thing that needs to be determined is where the smoke is coming from. That may be directly related to the shifting if it is due to leaking transmission...
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Leaking transmisson fluid
Hello - I recommend a transmission fluid leak inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for...
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Do I need to go for a transmission fluid change? The manual says 60,000 miles.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle should be fine with the existing transmission fluid for another 45,000 miles or so. This is assuming that the transmission functions normally and that there are no signs of excess transmission wear....
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Transmission making noise that relates to engine rpm.
Hi there. Shut the engine off and check the fluid on the transmission dipstick. If the transmission fluid is low and not registering on the dipstick, then top it off until it reads full. Then start the vehicle and top...
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Does the Transmission and Differential take the same fluid on a Acura TSX?
Hello, I would not recommend to use transmission fluid for the differential. Yes, Acura did use a transmission fluid for the rear differential originally called Z1 but a new fluid (DW1) was formulated and Z1 production ceased. However the fluid...

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