How Transmission Fluid Gets Into an Engine?

Answer Transmission fluid is a thin, slippery liquid that lubricates and cools the moving parts in your transmission. Its movement is controlled by pumps, valves and an internal computer that governs the ... Read More »

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What If Antifreeze Gets in Automatic Transmission Fluid?

It may seem like a rather remote possibility, but engine coolant, or anti-freeze can get into automatic transmission fluid. The temperature of transmission fluid is regulated inside the engine cool... Read More »

Can I use transmission fluid instead of engine oil?

It is recommend to not use transmission fluid in place of motor oil in a vehicle. Transmission fluid has a lower viscosity than motor oil, and manufacturers recommend an oil change if transmission ... Read More »

Can transmission fluid be used in an engine to clean it?

On One Hand: Transmission Fluid Can Damage Your EngineThough transmission fluid contains detergents that can be helpful in cleaning your engine, it isn't designed to lubricate the way motor oil is.... Read More »

How to Check Transmission Fluid on a Hot or Cold Engine?

The transmission fluid maintains optimal conditions for the transmission to perform properly. If the fluid is low, the transmission will be unable to place the vehicle into the proper gear for the ... Read More »