Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Transmission light flashing

asked by on

The transmission orange light is flashing. The fluid seems fine or maybe needs a few quarts.

Hi. Transmission light usually flashes due to overheating. If the fluid is low, it is possible for the transmission to overheat. Depending on how much it overheats, the remaining fluid can be pushed out of the vent tube. Low fluid levels and overheating will cause internal transmission damage. There are special procedures for checking transmission fluid. I would consult your vehicles manual for the proper procedure and fluid type to add if it is low.

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: Problems with the electrical system

The solder joints of the microprocessors on S70 instrument clusters are prone to becoming cracked and loose at the circuit board. Sometimes these boards can be repaired by an electronics technician who is familiar with Volvo instrument clusters and has...

Q: I'm smelling gas - 1997 Volvo 850

Hi there and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The best way is to look in your owner's manual and look up the fuel tank size. Then remove the fuel tank from the vehicle to gain access to the fuel filler neck....

Q: Gas light staying on.

The low gas light on the instrument cluster is controlled by the instrument cluster control module. If the fuel gauge is above a quarter tank and the light is on then the problem is in the cluster module and the...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...