Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Transmission fluid fine but it takes torque converter long to to lock up

asked by on

My S10 transmission fluid is red and clean. But, it takes torque converter as long as 2,5 miles to lock up. What should I do?

A: Color doesn’t always matter. You might deci...

Color doesn’t always matter. You might decide to service the transmission. I would say change the filter and change the fluid and see what happens. You might add a quart of Lucas transmission additive into the mix and then drive it for 2-300 miles and see if it helps. Because I’ve done that personally on many cars. A lot of times, especially with GM product like that, that would solve it. Change it and put a quart of Lucas into the mix. If you need help with this, a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can come to your home or office to inspect your car and service your transmission fluid if needed.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Oil leaking from oil pan gasket

The oil pan gasket is made from a rubber compound and if the pan is over tightened the rubber is pushed out and will cause the pan to leak. The system needs to be checked to make sure there are...

Q: Won't shift out of second gear - 2000 GMC Sierra 2500

Hello. This definitely sounds like an electronic transmission control issue. It could be something as simple as a transmission range selection switch or something as serious as a transmission valve body. You may want to consult with a transmission shop...

Q: I need torque rating for lower control arm

You should tighten the control arm bolts to 69 ftlbs.

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.