Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: tranmision fluid fair condition change 2 years ago. Should I chage it or not?

asked by on

The van mileage is 236600 on occasions on the last shit to over drive it bumps, not all the time...It does not slips either. The fluid is light red and is full. Do you recommend to change fluid? I was told that the new fluid may cause it to start slipping. I'm not using it as much as before. I was driving it about 130 +/- a day. I want to keep it for local transportation, not that much miles no more. Please give me your thoughts... Thank you. Johnny.

My car has 236600 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: If the fluid is light red and full, I would...

If the fluid is light red and full, I would leave it alone. You may cause more problems changing the fluid now. The bump into overdrive is the torque converter and transmission wear and should be left alone unless it gets worse or is a cause of concern, then you should have a mechanic look at it. They will most likely suggest a complete overhaul and a new torque converter based on the mileage of the vehicle. If you want a second opinion, you could have the shift condition diagnosed by a qualified professional, such as one available from YourMechanic.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Should there be any play on the CV shaft where it goes into the transmission?

Typically, on the inboard joint of a CV axle, you will be able to readily detect (feel) movement because the shaft into the transmission rides on a bushing that has some clearance. If the movement is "excessive", that could mean...

Q: The car needs a new starter

Hello. Typically the dealers are going to be quite a bit higher on parts than auto parts stores will. The part from the dealer is going to be a much better quality part, but that can be a big enough...

Q: I have OBD codes P0025 and P0015

Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to provide you some insight on these trouble codes. Code P0025 relates to the camshaft position sensor detecting that exhaust camshaft is in an incorrect position. This affects ignition timing which can...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.