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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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Car will not move in any gear but 4th gear and makes noise.
Hi there. If the transmission will not move in any gear but 4th gear, then there is either an issue with the synchronizers or the transmission gears are damaged. First check the shifter rail and see if the forks are...
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Car jerks when i put it gear
Assuming your car has an automatic transmission, it sounds like you may be low on transmission fluid. Automatic transmissions use transmission fluid that is pressurized to shift gears. When the transmission is low on fluid, this can cause delays in...
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When do you change the transmission oil
The transmission fluid should be changed following the owners manual recommended change intervals. The repair manual I use states the fluid should be change at 150,000 miles.
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Why when I shift the car don't want to speed up
This suggests that your vehicle may be low on transmission fluid or may need to have the transmission fluid changed. Your car's transmission uses transmission fluid to hydraulically pressurize a part of the transmission that eventually allows it to shift...
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Car runs great but sometime it won't let you acellarate
It sounds like you may have a transmission problem such as transmission fluid or possibly a faulty transmission control module. Your car's transmission uses transmission fluid to create hydraulic pressure which allows the transmission to shift gears. When the transmission...
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automatic car transmission fluid
Hello, thank you for writing in. Transmission fluid is a very vital component to the vehcile. The tranmission will not work properly without a proper level and pressure. With that said a very minor leak may be okay for minor...
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Rough gear engagement
It sounds like your car may be low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a faulty transmission control solenoid causing an erratic shifting into gear. As you may know, transmissions use hydraulic pressure created by the transmission fluid...
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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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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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Transmission pan leak
Hello. If the gasket and sealant were applied and allowed to cure properly then you should not need to shift the pan in any sort of way. If the gasket is leaking then re torquing the bolts may repair the...
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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 starts but it wont move when i put it in any gear
Hi There, It sounds like your car may be low on transmission fluid or the fluid may need to be changed. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required,...
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My truck originally started having difficulties with shifting.
Hi there. The transmission is slipping and breaking down from the inside. When the fluid was replaced, the fluid may have cleaned some parts of the transmission, but then the fluid could have cleaned too much of the materials making...
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just started making a clunking noise,runs good nothing loose
Check the transmission fluid level to see if it is full. If the filter was replaced, depending on the type and configuration, the filter could even be banging around. "Clunking" noises are very typical of failed outboard CV axle joints....
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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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Transmission fluid capacity Aisan TF 80 ?
Hi there - this transmission holds approximately 4 quarts of fluid. However, it is impossible to change the fluid by simply draining the fluid - will only get a fraction of this amount. Fluid changes with a fluid change machine...
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Transmission problem
Of course, be sure the transmission fluid level is correct, the fluid is not contaminated and the filter is not clogged. A fault like the one you are describing is likely to be due to a hydraulic control issue. If...
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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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What would cause my transmission to not shift
One cause to rule out is low fluid level or a plugged transmission fluid filter. Delayed shifts can also be caused by internal hydraulic leaks in the valve body or failing internal transmission seals found on clutch pack pistons and...

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